Promoting Resilience in Higher Education
Aims and Outcomes
The purpose of this fellowship is to lead strategic change in teacher education curriculum to embed contextually responsive approaches to building pre-service teachers’ capacity for resilience. This involves:
- Identifying the ways in which resilience is being promoted in initial teacher education programs in Australia;
- Collaborating with colleagues at 6 universities in the process of curriculum development in teacher education with a specific emphasis on resilience and non-cognitive capabilities necessary for effective teaching;
- Working with a team at each university to facilitate curriculum development and provide assistance and expertise in developing approaches and resources; and
- Building a national network of colleagues involved in the Fellowship activities to share approaches, insights and resources for pre-service teacher resilience.
This project is intended to be highly collaborative, with outcomes that benefit both participants, their students and initial teacher education programs more broadly. Specific outcomes include:
- A report highlighting the extent to which resilience is currently being promoted in teacher education programs in Australia;
- A series of authentic cases (with artifacts and resources) to illustrate approaches to embedding resilience in teacher education programs in higher education contexts; and
- A one-day forum as a culmination of fellowship activities with participants from representative inter-state universities, all five WA universities, inter-disciplinary colleagues and representatives from the teaching profession (July, 2017).