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Professional Development

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Continuing Professional Teacher Development

At the SDU our interventions are underpinned by a belief that building teacher efficacy lies at the heart of professional engagement; helping teachers to teach better is our goal.

Our professional development work targets shortfalls in teachers' subject content knowledge, pedagogic and classroom management skills. Whilst at the same time supporting braoder school organisational development.

A strength of the Unit is its capacity to engage in this work across all grades and phases of schooling. We believe that
formal qualifications, ranging from university-certified Short Courses to longer courses of study, such as the two-year part-time Advanced Certificates in Teaching (ACTs), backed up by school-based support are a particularly effective way of providing professional development.  

Click on the Streams in the left column to find out more about our offerings in this regard.