University of Canberra Media Centre | 30 May 2013
The University of Canberra is to receive $26 million to house a new Centre for Quality Teaching and Learning, which will deliver professional skills and applied, practice-led research to support the introduction of Government’s National Plan for School Improvement reforms.
The new centre will collaborate with universities, researchers and teachers to support professional development for ACT teachers to “grow and develop, find new ways for teachers to be more effective and assist in the implementation of systems for continuous teacher performance feedback.”
University of Canberra vice-chancellor Professor Stephen Parker says, not entirely unexpectedly, that UC is the “ideal place” to locate this new centre:
We have a strong track record in training excellent teachers and in delivering the kind of applied research that delivers real improvements in the classroom…Our research and teaching in education is supported by the new INSPIRE Centre, which was established with Commonwealth and ACT Government support and which is at the cutting edge of technology in education – supporting today’s teachers and shaping tomorrow’s classrooms.