ACE Forum: Expectations for Teachers

posted 5 Sep 2011, 05:22 by Jason Zagami
Thursday, 1 September, 2011

ACE Forum: Expectations for Teachers

Zagami, J. (2011). ACE Forum: Expectations for Teachers. Retrieved from

You are invited to the Australian College of Educators Gold Coast branch forum on the topic of "Expectations on Teachers" as informed by the Queensland pre-registration test that was to be introduced this year.

The forum will be on Thursday the 1st of September 2011 at 4:30pm refreshments for 5pm at the Griffith University, Gold Coast campus. The forum will conclude at 7pm and be held in the Arts and education Building G30 lecture theatre 1.15.

There is no cost to attend and casual pay'n'display parking is available on the top floor of the main parking complex (G13) for $5, payable in coins or $5 notes at the entrance which is off Engineering Drive (enter at round-about) that can be accessed by the eastern most entrance on Smith St (at the lights).

College members are requested to join us in leading discussion with groups of student members on the expectations of working in schools. Formal presentations will be made about the pre-registration test with Professor Joy Cumming, providing a legal critique. Joy brings together expertise in both Education and Law, and is Co-editor, of the International Journal of Law and Education, the journal of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association.

Student members are invited to attend to learn more about the expectations of becoming a teacher, what the Queensland pre-registration test involves, why it was cancelled this year, the implications and legal issues of the testing, and an opportunity to discuss the expectations on new teachers with experienced college members.

The aim of the forum is to clarify expectations of the profession to work as a teacher in our schools and explore if the pre-registration testing process is the best means of regulating this. Outcomes of the forum may be developed by the college to inform the profession and regulators.

While we would appreciate if you could register for the event on the college website, this is not mandatory. I look forward to your support of the college, teacher education, and in gaining a better understanding of this new requirement to becoming a teacher in Queensland,


Dr Jason Zagami
President, Australian College of Educators (Gold Coast) regional group