Improving teaching: Professional development with impact on quality

Presented by Professor Jennifer Gore

Improving the quality of school teaching through the professional development of teachers is a global concern echoed with growing urgency in a vast array of political and educational circles.

Professor Gore will outline her research on quality teaching and quality teaching rounds, emphasising the importance of a strong pedagogical framework and adherence to effective professional development principles in systematically improving the quality of teaching. Professor Gore will share recent quality teaching rounds randomised controlled trial results that indicate significant positive impacts on the quality of teaching, the level of productive collaboration among teachers, teachers' identities, and student outcomes.  With systematic observation and feedback on teaching high on national and international agendas, these encouraging results demonstrate how teachers can be supported to produce high quality teaching and learning.

Professor Jenny Gore

Professor Jennifer Gore

Jennifer Gore is a Professor in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where she recently completed a six year term as Dean of Education and Head of School.

Professor Gore is Director of the Teachers and Teaching Research Program and Co-Editor of Teaching and Teacher Education.

Professor Gore has won more than $4.1 million in external research funding, and is widely published and cited. Her current major research projects focus on teacher development through quality teaching rounds and understanding the complex factors that shape students' educational and career aspirations.