The review into teacher education announced by the Federal Education Minister in recent months was met with criticism from many. But it is actually a necessary part of reforming the education system.
Improving initial teacher education is a long-term strategy. It won't achieve the education minister's goal of getting Australia to the top-performing nations in maths and literacy by 2030.
During 2020, we saw the traditional classroom all but disappear. We can expect education to face other types of disruption. In an uncertain future, teachers need more than classroom-readiness.