Examining the Role of the School Professional Experience Coordinator in the NSW Department of Education’s Professional Experience Hub School Program. Final Report for the NSW Department of Education 23 April 2021

Matthew Winslade, Tony Loughland, Jennifer Barr, University NSW, Michelle Eady, Iain Hay, Fay Hadley, Jacqueline Humphries, Wayne Cotton, Boris Handal, Sarah James, Rob Whannel, Chrissy Monteleone, Deborah Donnelly

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Abstract

This document reports the evidence gathered in a research study that critically examined the role of the school Professional Experience Coordinator in supporting the professional experience component of initial teacher education courses. The focus of the study was the school Professional Experience Coordinators involved in the 2016-2018 and 2019-2021 cohorts of the NSW Department of Education’s Professional Experience Hub School program. This study was funded by the NSW Department of Education and undertaken under contract by the NSW Council of Deans of Education. The purpose of the Hub Schools has been summarised by the Department’s own Centre for Educational Statistics and Evaluation (2018, p7) as: Hub Schools have introduced initiatives that are targeted at both preservice teachers and supervising teachers. For preservice teachers, these most commonly include revised supervising models, increased support structures such as induction and orientation sessions, professional learning, and additional resources. For supervising teachers, initiatives include the provision of professional learning and additional support. Initiatives that benefitted partner schools include the provision of professional learning, funding, resources and increased support. Other initiatives and outcomes include revisions to Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course content and modified content delivery.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherN.S.W. Department of Education
Commissioning bodyNSW Department of Education
Number of pages74
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2021

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