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Teacher education

ECU’s School of Education has a long and proud history of supporting Pre-Service Teachers to become valued teachers, contributing to this critical profession.

Our teacher educators not only prepare the next generation of outstanding teachers, but also research to enhance best practice in the delivery of these programs.

Their work comprises studies into:

  • Pre-Service Teacher resilience and self-efficacy through professional experience;
  • STEM education;
  • Learning about language knowledge;
  • Assessment policy and practice;
  • Performing Arts education; and
  • Health and Physical education.

Partners in Literacy and Numeracy (PLaN)

Partners in Literacy and Numeracy or PLaN is a School of Education initiative. PLaN allows Pre-service Teachers to enrich their experience by assisting schools to support small groups of students to further develop the literacy and numeracy of their students: Find out more.

Barratt-Pugh, C. & Ruscoe, A. (in press). Motivation to write: Perspectives of emergent writers in early childhood. Early Childhood Education Journal

Egeberg, H., McConney, A. & Price, A. (in press). Teachers’ views on effective classroom management: A mixed-methods investigation in Western Australian High schools. Educational Research for Policy and Practice.

Robinson-Kooi, S. & Hammond, L. (2020). The Spelling Detective Project: A Year 2 Explicit Instruction spelling intervention. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 45(3),

Main, S., Backhouse, M., Jackson, R., & Hill, S. (2020) Mitigating reading failure in adolescents: Outcomes of a Direct Instruction reading program in one secondary school. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 43(2), 152-166.

Saltmarsh, S., McPherson, A., Chakrabarty, S., Winn, S., & Saltmarsh, D., (2020). Anecdotes, Experience, and ‘Learning By Osmosis’: The Role of Professional Cultures in Preparing Teachers for Parent-School Engagement, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 44(12), 22-37.

  1. Design and technology in Western Australia: Exploring the journey of Pre-Service Teachers.
  2. Meeting standards? Initial teacher education and generalist primary school teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in health and physical education.
  3. Early career teachers' experiences with assessment for learning in Western Australian secondary schools.
  4. A Tale of the Well-ness Monster: Examining the Mental Wellness Needs of Pre-Service Teachers During the Final Practicum.
  5. Western Australian primary graduate teachers' perceived classroom readiness.
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