Teacher education agencies are constantly being challenged to develop a pool of quality teachers and school leaders who are open to new practices and technologies, to learn how to learn, unlearn and relearn, and to understand and accept the need for change. To meet these challenges, the Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Teacher Education and Innovations was established in 2006 by academic staff from our School of Education, and co-constructed with the Sampoerna Foundation Teacher Institute (SF TI) in Jakarta. Both parties formally signed a partnership agreement on 22 May 2007 to establish the Centre and its activities.
The mission of the Centre was to work collaboratively with teacher education agencies, ministries of education and schools to build the capacity of teachers and school leaders in the Asia-Pacific region.
The objectives were to:
The Centre met these objectives by:
The research and development side of the Centre is located in the School of Education at ECU, while the professional learning element is located at SF TI in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Professor Cher Ping Lim
Dr Bridget Leggett
Associate Professor Graeme Lock
Associate Professor Jan Gray
Ms Lynette Moss
Dr Maria Northcote
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