Successful Teacher Education

Partnerships, Reflective Practice and the Place of Technology

  • Mellita Jones
  • Josephine Ryan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
    1. Josephine Ryan
      Pages 1-7
  2. Contemporary Models of Teacher Education

  3. Practices for Promoting Successful Teacher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Josephine Ryan, Mellita Jones
      Pages 103-120
    3. Jo-Anne Reid
      Pages 121-135
    4. Jan Herrington, Nathaniel Ostashewski, Doug Reid, Kim Flintoff
      Pages 137-151
    5. Mellita Jones
      Pages 153-173
  4. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Mellita Jones, Josephine Ryan
      Pages 177-194
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-198

About this book


This volume presents distinctive, innovative models of teacher education from Australia, discusses their successful elements and considers possibilities for successful teacher education in the twenty-first century. Each model is couched within the international teacher education concerns of the theory practice nexus, school-university partnerships, reflective practice, and the role of technology. The contributing authors, drawn from different contexts and locations around Australia, each offers research-based perspectives on successful teacher education. Responses to teacher education challenges in rural and regional contexts, metropolitan areas, among low socio-economic populations and Indigenous communities are considered. Ways in which technology, and in particular mobile technology, can be used to support learning across these diverse contexts are illustrated, as is the role of reflective practice to encourage critical reflection for improving teacher learning. Collectively, the authors present a range of directions that can guide the future of teacher education both nationally and internationally, demonstrating that context, partnerships, reflection and technology are critical elements in the provision of successful teacher education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mellita Jones
    • 1
  • Josephine Ryan
    • 2
  1. 1.Australian Catholic University, Ballarat CampusAustralia
  2. 2.Australian Catholic University, Melbourne CampusAustralia

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