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Promoting Resilience in Higher Education

The Fellowship

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).
Australian Government
Murdoch University
University of Wollongong
Federation University
Charles Darwin University
University of Tasmania
Queensland University of Technology