Teaching and Teacher Effectiveness Research Hub Forum

234 Queensberry St, Kwong Lee Dow Building, Level 2, Theatre Q230

Exploring initial teacher education pathways to effective teaching: Look to Finland

Finland’s initial teacher education system is always heralded as a case exemplar for building an effective teaching workforce and hence ensuring a quality education system. This forum explores those factors that influence a preservice teacher’s journey towards classroom readiness.   Academics from Finland’s University of Turku and the University of Jyvaskyla will present their perspectives. A view that explores the current shifting Australian landscape of initial teacher education will also be presented to stimulate a more global discussion. Following the three presentations a Q &A session will fuel some debate.