Researchers in the Educator Professionalism area explore what it means to be an educator in the Asian Century.
We explore how today’s educators—whether in schools, universities, vocational education, early childhood sector or alternative settings—inhabit a globalised world characterised by change and reinvention.
These changes include:
- how educators see themselves
- how others see them
- the changing nature of educators’ work
- the complex roles and responsibilities educators are expected to perform.
Our research is shaped by a constantly changing policy and regulatory landscape. Teaching in schools is now influenced by developments related to national accreditation of initial teacher education and national professional standards for teachers. These in turn affect, and are affected by, changes in the nature of teacher practice, and the toolkit that teachers are expected to develop in their initial teacher education and continually refine through ongoing professional learning. Our research critically examines this complex environment in which educators are forming their professional identities and working.