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Over 200 Korean principals, deputy principals and education experts recently visited Sydney to learn about NSW curriculum development, assessment and credentialing, language courses and teacher accreditation.
The visit was part of a program sponsored by the Ministry of Education of Korea though the National Academy for Educational Administrators, Seoul National University.
Two sessions were held on Wednesday 6 July.
Paul Martin, Executive Director, Teaching Standards and Strategic Policy, welcomed the delegation and gave an overview of the role of BOSTES. Rhonda Clarke, Principal Project Officer, Curriculum and Assessment Standards, described the NSW curriculum, the process for syllabus development and demonstrated the K-10 online syllabuses, support materials and Program Builder. John Healey, Director, Initial Teacher Education and Professional Learning provided an overview of the NSW teacher accreditation process including initial teacher education, professional learning and the process for endorsing professional development providers.
The delegates were particularly interested in interactive online syllabuses, NSW's role in a national approach to teacher accreditation and initial teacher education, recognition and remuneration of teachers accredited as Highly Accomplished Teacher and Lead Teacher, and professional development requirements for teachers.
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