Encouraging Excellence in Teaching
The research of John Hattie in his book 'Visible Learning' shows that excellence in teaching is the single most powerful influence on student achievement. We are proud to be one of a select few school systems in Australia to be developing an internal Institute of Teaching and Learning to strengthen our staff and support the next generation of teaching professionals.
The SCEA Institute of Teaching and Learning was established as a means of professionalising the sector and as an investment in staff to achieve excellence in teaching and learning. A key focus of our Institute therefore is to continue to build the capacity of our teachers and our leaders to deliver excellence. We do this in a variety of ways, including:
- in-school consultancy by working alongside teachers and school leaders in and beyond our schools
- providing professional learning on a wide range of teaching, learning and leadership topics
- facilitating collaboration opportunities for staff from different schools to work and learn together
- developing opportunities for current and future staff to engage in Christ-centered teacher training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.