Pages with topic "Professional Issues"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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 …
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…
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.