The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) has welcomed the findings of a report into professional learning for school teachers released by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO).
The audit examined whether VIT and the Department of Education and Training (DET) have a clear and accurate understanding of the professional learning that occurs in Victorian government schools, including its planning, cost and impact, so they can best target and support professional learning to drive better student outcomes.
Professional learning in workplaces can take many forms. Workshops and seminars are one way for teachers to learn, however, most learning will occur when teachers are working in collaboration with colleagues.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are no different to any other member of a class, rather it is the notion of engagement and how the student is engaged in learning that is different.
A Hearing Panel has handed down findings on former Victorian teacher Shane Osmond, declaring his teacher registration status cancelled, with a five-year period of disqualification.
VIT supports the efforts of the State Government and the Department of Education and Training (DET) in acknowledging the historic abuse that has occurred in a number of educational settings.