PTCWA Purpose Statement
The primary purpose of the Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia is to promote professionalism in teaching.
This is achieved through our commitment to support the work of autonomous professional education associations.
PTCWA provides a voice for the teaching profession and a wider context for the work of professional associations.
Are You a School Teacher With Opinions to Share about the Problem of Bullying?
We invite you to participate in important research investigating bullying and peer relationships from the perspective of teachers. Participation will involve viewing four short videos and answering a series of anonymous questionnaires that will take approximately 25 – 30 minutes to complete.
Participating teachers will be given the opportunity to win a $100 Westfield gift voucher! If you wish to enter the prize draw, a contact email address will be collected independent of the questionnaire in order to maintain the anonymity and confidentiality of your responses.
This study will examine the attitudes and behaviours of teachers when witnessing negative peer interactions between students at school. This research will inform the development of teacher training programs and school policies and procedures which will help prevent bullying, promote positive peer relationships between school students and foster a safe and supportive school culture. Approval to conduct the study has been granted by the Macquarie University Ethics Committee.
Thank you for supporting this important research! If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Sokol (email@example.com).
In May and October 2012, graduate teachers who completed their teacher education program in 2010/ 2011 completed two national surveys investigating the effectiveness of their teacher education program.
Over 6,000 graduate teachers across Australia participated in the first two rounds of teacher survey conducted in 2012.
Led by a research team from the Deakin University, this survey is as part of two studies being conducted by Deakin University and developed through the SETE (Studying for Effectiveness of Teacher Education – Queensland and Victoria) and LTEWS (National Longitudinal Teacher Education Workforce Study – All other states and territories) projects. Through the online surveys, the projects seek feedback on the relevance and effectiveness of teacher education for teaching employment and readiness for teaching in diverse settings.
We are inviting teachers who participated previously and all other 2010/2011 graduates to participate in a third teacher survey.
Teachers who participate will go into the draw to win one of six iPad Minis( 16GB, WiFi). The survey is at: http://tinyurl.com/SETE-LTEWS
Teachers’ responses to this study will inform policy development, program accreditation and design and delivery of teacher education programs in Australian universities.
If you would like more information, please contact the researchers on (03) 5227 1488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership for 2013 is now due and the new form is available. Any queries regarding your membership can be addressed to the Treasurer, Val Baird – email@example.com.
The 2013 Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia’s Awards night will take place on Thursday 24th October 2013
Your association has the opportunity to nominate a recipient for our 2013 Outstanding Professional Service Award, nomination forms are available to download from our website.
To view the PTCWA Outstanding Professional Services and Media Awards Night 2012 photographs please click on the link below.