Bridging the theory-practice divide in teacher education programs

The aim of the Teacher Education Industry Advisory Group (TEIAG) is to grow productive university/industry partnerships to enhance learning. This is achieved through five strategic priorities:

  • Create research dialogue among partner organisations.
  • Enhance pre-service teacher education.
  • Enhance continuing professional teacher development.
  • Support, promote and celebrate the teaching profession.
  • Harness technology to improve learning.

Membership of TEIAG comprises representatives from all school education sectors, state government, Catholic, Anglican and Independent, the Queensland Teachers Union and representatives from classroom teachers and administrators. This broad group of industry members works in partnership with the Griffith School of Education and Professional Studies (EPS) to collaboratively develop effective undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education programs.

TEIAG does more than bridge the theory-practice divide in teacher education programs. It builds capacity and capability in all partners involved in the teacher education enterprise, not only in pre-service teachers, but also in teacher educators working in the university and school sectors.

Events

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Brisbane members

  • Julia Bailey, Bardon State School, Principal
  • Dr Wendi Beamish, Griffith University, Lecturer
  • David Costin, Griffith University,  (Chair of TEIAG Committee)
  • Stacy Cottam, Springwood Road State School, Lead Teacher Curriculum
  • Gary Davey, MacGregor State School, Deputy Principal
  • Charmaine Driver, Darling Point Special School, Principal
  • Dr Jen Elsden-Clifton, Griffith University, Senior Lecturer
  • Associate Professor Bev Fluckiger, Griffith University, Associate Professor
  • Tony Hansen, Griffith University, Third Year Student Representative
  • Associate Professor Judith Kearney, Griffith University, Coordinator, Community Partnerships
  • Tiffany Middleton, Griffith University, School Secretary, Secretary
  • Dr Mia O'Brien, Griffith University, Lecturer, Coordinator, Initial Teacher Education and Professional Practice
  • Anne Pearson, Early Childhood Teachers Association, Teacher
  • Linda Pitt, Apple Computers, Development Executive
  • Dr Sarah Prestridge, Griffith University, Lecturer
  • Marianne Schubert, Project Officer, Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority
  • Professor Parlo Singh, Professor, Griffith Institute Educational Research
  • Debbie Spanner, Yeronga State School, Principal
  • Rebecca Trimble-Roles, Yarranlea Primary School, Teacher
  • Ben Vercoe, Queensland Teachers’ Union, Brisbane South
  • John Webster, Wellers Hill State School, Principal
  • Josephine Wise, Independent Schools Queensland, Director, Education Services

Brisbane Meeting dates

All meetings are held on a Wednesday at the Mt Gravatt campus in room M10_5.02 from 4 - 6 pm.

  • 21 March 2018
  • 30 May 2018
  • 22 August 2018
  • 10 October 2018
  • 21 November 2018

Gold Coast members

  • Julie Brown Queensland Teachers’ Union, QTU Member
  • Sue Brown, Park Lake State School, (Chair of TEIAG), Deputy Principal
  • Phillip Carleton, Gaven State School, Principal
  • Merima Celahmetovic, Griffith University, Student representative
  • Annette Cooper, St Hilda's School, Specialist teacher of Drama and French
  • Sheryle Croft, Principal Advisor Early Education for South East Region, DET
  • Dr Jen Elsden-Clifton, Griffith University, Senior Lecturer
  • Nina Ernest, Griffith University, Student representative
  • Brad Francis, (Deputy Chair of TEIAG), Retired educator
  • Vikki Hill, Gaven State School, Head of Curriculum
  • Shaun Hope, Griffith University, Student representative
  • Kathleen Janecek, Southport State High School, Director Senior School
  • Associate Professor Judith Kearney, Griffith University, Coordinator: Community Partnerships
  • Dr Lisbeth Kitson, Griffith University, Lecturer
  • Dr Kevin Larkin, Griffith University Lecturer, FYC BPrimaryEd
  • Andrew McCabe, Upper Coomera State College, Head of Curriculum
  • Tiffany Middleton, Griffith University, School Secretary, Secretary
  • Vikki Nel, Griffith University, Student representative
  • Dr Michelle Neumann, Griffith University, Lecturer and Researcher
  • Dr Mia O'Brien, Griffith University, Coordinator, Teacher Education: Professional Practice
  • Melissa Revell, Griffith University, Student representative
  • Dr Alison Sammel, Griffith University, Lecturer
  • Cassandra Sheekey, Southport State High School, Pedagogical coach
  • Jen Taylor, Palm Beach State School, Literacy and Numeracy Coach
  • Maria Thompson, Southport State High School, Deputy Principal
  • Phoebe-Rose Turton, Griffith University, Student representative
  • Dr Sue Whatman, Griffith University, Senior Lecturer

Gold Coast meeting dates

All meetings are held on a Wednesday at the Gold Coast campus in room G34 1.05/1.06 from 4 - 6 pm.

  • 7 March 2018
  • 23 May 2018
  • 25 July 2018
  • 5 September 2018
  • 21 November 2018

Logan members

  • Cathy Barrett, St Francis College, Assistant Principal
  • Dr Jen Elsden-Clifton, Griffith University, Senior Lecturer
  • Kelly Creedon, Queensland Teachers Union, Area organiser
  • Stephanie Crick, Kingston State School, Principal
  • Michael Darcy, McAuley College, Deputy Principal
  • Erin Fitzpatrick, Griffith University, Student representative
  • Associate Professor Judith Kearney, Griffith University, Coordinator, Community Partnerships
  • Rod Kirkland, Logan City Special School, Principal
  • Dr Lisbeth Kitson, Griffith University, Lecturer
  • Michele Klumpp, Mt Warren Park State School, Head of Department Special Education
  • Tony Maksoud,Grand Avenue State School, Principal (Chair of TEIAG)
  • Sheree Maksoud, Logan Village State School, (Deputy Chair of TEIAG), Representative for the Logan Education Alliance/ Deputy Principal
  • Peta-Anne McNaught, ENABLE-Regional Project Officer
  • Tiffany Middleton, Griffith University, School Secretary, Secretary
  • Dr Sue Monk, Griffith University, Lecturer
  • Dr Mia O'Brien, Griffith University, Coordinator, Initial Teacher Education and Professional Experience
  • Dr Sulochini Pather, Griffith University, Lecturer
  • Dr Sarah Prestridge, Griffith University, Senior Lecturer
  • Freddie Reid, Griffith University, Student representative
  • Justine Rudd, Logan City Council, A/Social Planner
  • Lyndsay Thomson, Teacher, Waterford State School
  • Carly Waller, Springwood Road State School, Teacher
  • Marg Williams, Logan Teacher of Excellence Centre in Logan City, Head of Mentoring

Logan meeting dates

All meetings are held on a Wednesday at the Logan campus in room L07_4.08 from 4 - 6 pm.

  • 14 February 2018
  • 18 April 2018
  • 23 May 2018
  • 15 August 2018
  • 21 November 2018

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