Addressing the misconceptions concerning the teaching school in the Bachelor of Learning Management
chapterposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by David TurnerDavid Turner
In 2001 Central Queensland University commenced a new pre-service teacher education degree, the Bachelor of Learning Management (BLM). A 2005 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) study of the BLM indicated that the positive results being achieved by the degree may be, in part, accounted for by strong linkages between theory and practice and an authentic partnership between the university and the teaching profession. The most misunderstood, perhaps even controversial, aspect of the partnership between the university and the teaching profession is the concept of the Teaching School. This paper discusses three misconceptions related to the Teaching School with a view of clarifying its purpose, operation and the benefits for all its partners.