International Graduate Centre of Education
From interstate ‘space invaders’ to resilient partners
Strengthening the professional experience of CDU enrolled pre-service teachers in South Australian schools
Chief Investigators: Dr Lisa Papatraianou
Duration: 2015 - 2016
Funder: Developing Areas of Research Strength (DARS) - CDU
This research examines the various factors that play a role in the success of interstate university-school partnerships for professional experience in Education. Given the growing number of external students in South Australia, it is an imperative to understand the factors that ensure: the resilience and retention of external pre-service teachers; the resilience of mentor teachers and schools to provide adequate support, and; the resilience of the university to provide the necessary placement and professional learning support. This research will help to develop a framework for building and sustaining resilient interstate professional experience partnerships for universities, university students, and partnering schools.