The Victorian Council of Deans of Education Conference

Monday 8 August 2016


Politics of ATAR & Evidence in Teacher Education| Register Here


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9:15- 9.30 am


Please Collect Name Tag on Arrival and help yourself to tea/coffee.

9.30 – 9.45 am

Welcome to the Delegates and Welcome to Country


Professor Christine Ure. President, VCDE; and Head of School, School of Education, Deakin University



Dr Peter J. Anderson. Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Indigenous Education and Leadership, Faculty of Education, Monash University

9:45–10.30 am

10.30 – 11.00 am

Associate Professor David Geelan

Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching), School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University

Evidence of Impact in ITE: Issues and Challenges

VCDE Forum 2016 – David Geelan

Dr Josephine Lang

Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning, School of Education, Deakin University

Evidence of Impact in ITE: Framing our Response

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11.00 – 11.30am

Morning Tea


Discussion Groups
  • What evidence?
  • How do we ensure the evidence is relevant to future policy and directions for ITE?

12.15 – 12.45pm

Feedback and Panel Discussion

What elements of evidence are reportable and reliable?

What is the VCDE position on evidence and future directions for ITE?

12:45pm – 1:30pm



1:30pm – 2:15pm

Professor Richard James

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Director, Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne

Assessing Capability and Suitability for Future Teachers

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2:15pm – 3:00pm


What Academic and Non-Academic capabilities for teaching can be reliably and validly managed through VTAC processes?

What are the implications for providers?

3:00pm – 3.45pm

Feedback and Panel Discussion

A panel of members with representation from:

  • Department of Education and Training, Victoria
  • Victorian Institute of Teaching
  • The Victorian Vice Chancellors Committee working party on Selection


3.45 – Close

Conference Closure

Professor Christine Ure, President, VCDE; and Head of School, School of Education, Deakin University