Changes in School Teaching in Australia
It can be argued that the most pervasive public image of school teaching in Australia involves transmission: teachers ‘covering’ the content of lock-step curricula with expository or traditional ‘chalk and talk’ methods of teaching. This article briefly outlines a number of interrelated pedagogical and policy changes, namely, the philosophy of constructivism, student-centred learning, collaborative/cooperative learning, the growth of IT, authentic pedagogy, authentic assessment, outcomes based education, and changes in the interpretation of equity. Over the last 30 years these changes have, or are, changing the culture of teaching, and are gradually creating more dynamic and professional images of teaching.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Technology Sydney
Publication date: January 1, 2003
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