Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF): Building the ICT in education capacity of the next generation of teachers in Australia

  • Geoff Romeo Australian Catholic University
  • Margaret Lloyd Queensland University of Technology
  • Toni Downes Charles Sturt University

Abstract

The Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) project is a unique nationally significant project funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations (DEEWR, Au$8.8 million) and the Information and Communication Technology Innovation Fund (ICTIF). This 2011-2012 project has ambitiously attempted to build the ICT education (ICTE) capacity of the next generation of Australian teachers through its focus on pre-service teachers, teacher educators and the new Australian Curriculum. This paper will provide an overview of the project including a description of its genesis in a changing educational and political landscape, its structure and operations, its grounding in contemporary theory, the research opportunities it has engendered and its tangible outcomes.

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Author Biographies

Geoff Romeo, Australian Catholic University
Associate Dean of Education (Learning and Teaching)
Faculty of Education, Australian Catholic University
Margaret Lloyd, Queensland University of Technology
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology
Toni Downes, Charles Sturt University
Professor, Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University
Published
2012-08-15
How to Cite
Romeo, G., Lloyd, M., & Downes, T. (2012). Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF): Building the ICT in education capacity of the next generation of teachers in Australia. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 28(6). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.804