NSW Professional Experience Hub Project (Albury): Teaching for the future professional partnership building expertise and innovative practice

David Smith, Paul Grover, Ainsley Vigar, Jenny Parrett, Alexander Papasavvas, Angela Fenton, Rachael Webb

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This presentation focuses on the implementation and research findings of a New South Wales, teacher education Professional Experience Hub (PEX Hub) ongoing four year project conducted in partnership with Charles Sturt University’s School of Education, NSW Department of Education and an Australian regional secondary school. The project employed an innovative, collaborative and strengths-based model of professional experience. Teacher education students were embedded into the school well in advance of more traditional placement models, with additional opportunities for student support, peer coaching and enhanced collaborative strategies. This presentation will outline the strategies implemented and research recommendations* to enhance the significant milestone event of professional experience for all stakeholders: teacher education students, supervising teachers and university educators. The stakeholders reported that the project developed a stronger sense of the profession of teaching, particularly in relation to professional identity, professional respect and professional confidence.


ConferenceNew South Wales Council of Deans of Education Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleLeading the profession: Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and beyond
OtherThe School of Education at the University of New South Wales is proud to be hosting the 2019 New South Wales Council of Deans of Education Conference. As higher education institutions, we are leading the profession through our teaching, research and community engagement in our initial teacher education, postgraduate studies and higher degree research programs.

Conference attendees will include university Deans and Heads of Schools of Education, members of their leadership teams, and representatives of organisations such as the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA), the Secondary Principals Council and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).
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