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Pages with topic "Professional Issues"

12 Oct 2020 : Bullying and harassment by students and parents remains significant problem

Teacher targeted bullying by students and teachers remains a significant problem in Australian schools, according to the 2020 report of the ongoing Teacher-Targeted Bullying and Harassment (TTBH) by students and parents study.
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-21/bullying-and-harassment-by-students-and-parents-remains-signific

12 Oct 2020 : Study puts teacher pay into perspective

New research shows teachers’ salaries have been slipping behind that of other professionals for 30 years, with female and male teachers earning just 93% and 84% of average professional salaries, respectively.
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-21/study-puts-teacher-pay-into-perspective

12 Oct 2020 : World Teachers’ Day 2020: a chance to say thank you

On Friday 30 October, IEUA-QNT members and their state sector colleagues will celebrate World Teachers’ Day 2020.
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-21/world-teachers-day-2020-a-chance-to-say-thank-you

12 Oct 2020 : Study seeks input on Principals’ health and wellbeing

Australian Catholic University (ACU) and Deakin University are seeking feedback from school principals regarding a joint study into the health and wellbeing of those in the profession.
/news/archive/2020/october/study-seeks-input-on-principals-health-and-wellbeing

8 Oct 2020 : Funding and NAPLAN in focus for non-government sector ahead of QLD state election

Our union has outlined members’ key priorities ahead of the Queensland state election in late October, with a significant focus on a number of key funding areas for the sector as well as critical professional and industrial issues.
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-21/funding-and-naplan-in-focus-for-non-government-sector-ahead-of-q

11 Sep 2020 : Members recognised for contribution to Catholic education

Several IEUA-QNT members have been acknowledged for their outstanding contributions within the Queensland Catholic education community at this year’s Spirit of Catholic Education Awards.
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-20/members-recognised-for-contribution-to-catholic-education

11 Sep 2020 : QCE concerns raised with QCAA

Our union has directly voiced members’ concerns over the implementation of the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) with the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) CEO, in a meeting last week.
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-20/qce-concerns-raised-with-qcaa

11 Sep 2020 : Review reinforces radical changes to NAPLAN required

NAPLAN needs to be radically overhauled to ensure it meets the needs of students and teachers, according to the final report from the expert, independent Review commissioned by the Queensland, Victorian, New South Wales and ACT Governments.
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-20/review-reinforces-radical-changes-to-naplan-required

2 Sep 2020 : School seeks directed weekend work from staff

A Northern Territory school employer has refused to back down from their shameful position of seeking staff involvement in extra-curricular activities on weekends.
/news/archive/2020/september/school-seeks-directed-weekend-work-from-staff

25 Aug 2020 : Sectors under stress: the impact of COVID-19

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) and English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) sectors have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to increased stress and uncertainty for our members.
/news/archive/2020/august/sectors-under-stress-the-impact-of-covid-19

24 Aug 2020 : New campaign seeks to promote First Language Instruction

A new campaign launched by our Yubbah Action Group (YAG) seeks to ensure First Language Instruction in schools and early childhood education classrooms, as a means of actively promoting reconciliation.
/news/archive/2020/august/first-language-instruction-in-schools

3 Aug 2020 : Educational focus needs to move beyond academic skills and ATAR

The final report from the Education Council’s Review of senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training has been released, finding there is too narrow a focus on purely academic achievement in senior secondary school which in turns lim…
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-19/educational-focus-needs-to-move-beyond-academic-skills-and-atar

3 Aug 2020 : Composing school harmony: Music and arts essential for social inclusion

Governments can no longer discount the essential role a music and arts-based education has on promoting social inclusion and intercultural competence in the classroom, new research by Monash University shows.
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-19/composing-school-harmony-music-and-arts-essential-for-social-inc

3 Aug 2020 : Emojis have a role to play in remote-learning and online feedback, study finds

Including emojis in assessment feedback has increased perceptions of marker warmth and emotionality without compromising perceptions of professionalism or feedback quality, new research has found.
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-19/emojis-can-help-students-accept-online-feedback-and-motivate-the

17 Jul 2020 : Members' voices heard in VET sector review

Our union has made a submission to the Productivity Commission’s Review of the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD) to ensure the professional voices of our members working in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector a…
/news/archive/2020/july/members-voices-heard-in-vet-sector-review

15 Jul 2020 : PMSA members unite to enhance working conditions

Members of our union employed in PMSA schools are uniting as a collective to enhance their working conditions and ensure their employer shows recognition and respect for their hard work.
/news/archive/2020/july/pmsa-members-unite-to-enhance-working-conditions

1 Jul 2020 : Investment in inclusion support professional development critical, UNESCO report concludes

A new report published by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has found Australian teachers need increased investment in professional development and training to effectively deal with students who have a disabilit…
/news/archive/2020/july/investment-in-inclusion-support-professional-development-critica

28 May 2020 : Trauma teaching needs an overhaul

The further development and implementation of multi-tiered trauma-informed support, training practices and protocols for school staff and school mental health workers is critically needed in Australian schools, according to new study by Monash University …
/news/archive/2020/may/trauma-teaching-needs-an-overhaul

28 Apr 2020 : NCCD data should not be required for Term 2

Our union is concerned that the current disruption to Term 2 schooling will have a significant impact on the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on school students with disability processes and procedures, including both delivery of modified l…
/news/archive/2020/april/nccd-data-should-not-be-required-for-term-2

17 Mar 2020 : Emotional intelligence predicts academic success

A 2020 study has found that emotional intelligence has a small to moderate association with academic performance, such that students with higher emotional intelligence tend to gain higher grades and achievements in test scores.
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-18/understanding-emotions-nearly-as-important-as-iq-for-academic-su

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