Partnerships are integral to the continuous development of the School of Education's programs, research activities and opportunities.
Through government, schools and private sector relationships, Deakin stays at the forefront of education collaboration and innovation.
Teach for Australia
Deakin's School of Education is proud to partner with Teach for Australia, a social movement dedicated to providing access to high-quality education for all communities.
Teach for Australia is a scholarship program that sponsors exceptional students who commit to teaching in disadvantaged communities. Successful recipients participate in the program while undertaking studies towards their Masters of Education (Secondary).
Victorian Government Department of Education and Training (DET)
Deakin partners with the Victorian State Government on a number of education-related projects and ongoing initiatives including:
Violence prevention and gender-based violence in schools
In 2015, the Department engaged the Deakin School of Education to develop and trial a range of teaching and learning materials. The materials address violence prevention and gender-based violence in schools.
A series of teaching and learning activities was developed around themes of gender, power, violence and respect. The program is geared towards students in Years 8 to 10 as part of a whole-school approach to violence prevention.
Teaching academies and alliances
Victorian State Government-funded teaching academies adopt a partnership model to deliver innovative and effective initial teacher education in rural, regional and metropolitan areas.
Schools include primary, secondary, specialist, government, Catholic and independent. Through collaboration, teaching academies focus on improving the quality of pre-service teacher education by linking theory and practice.
The ASPIRE program is a partnership between Deakin’s School of Education and Northern Bay College. It aims to get high-achieving Year 6 to 10 students thinking about what they want to do after school and the benefits of a university degree.
Pre-service teachers mentor students, encouraging them to explore their interests and post- schooling goals. Students get to experience university life with visits to both the Geelong Waurn Ponds and Waterfront Campuses.
They also gain an insight into the variety of tertiary pathways available to them and an understanding of the steps involved in achieving their objectives.