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.
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.
The Teacher Education Industry Advisory Group (TEIAG) was formally established at Griffith University on the Gold Coast in 1993 and has operated for more than twenty years.
The overall aim of TEIAG is to ensure that key stakeholders from the teaching profession actively collaborate from the point of initial conception in the design to delivery and evaluation of learning programs within the School of Education and Professional Studies. This aim is now advocated in the research literature as a key strategy for generating greater cohesion in initial teacher education, as well as induction and support programs for ongoing professional learning in education.