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Home > News > Professional Issues > Professional Issues Volume 7

Professional Issues Volume 7

August 2016

Professional Issues: a quarterly bulletin alerting you to emerging issues in education and our representation of your professional concerns. 

NAPLAN online: it is up to the test?
With some Queensland schools introducing online testing of NAPLAN next year, the disadvantages, more than the benefits, of digitising remain of most concern. Read more. 

Standardisation of pre-service teacher supervision
Supervising pre-service teachers can place additional administrative and workload responsibilities on teachers, making them reluctant to take on a mentoring role.  Read more.

Investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community education critical
Lack of post-primary education options in regional and remote communities was identified as a causal factor in recent events involving teachers and students at a state school in the Far North Queensland community of Aurukun; however, this is also a significant issue for teachers and students in non-government schools. Read more.

QCT marks disciplinary changes for teachers amidst Act amendment
Changes to teacher disciplinary procedures and its appeals processes are amongst new amendments to the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005.  Read more.

Queensland Senior Syllabus Shake-up 
A new system of senior assessment and tertiary entrance for Queensland schools to begin with students entering Year 11 in 2018 has significant implications for the work of senior secondary teachers. Read more. 

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Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.