Teacher Education. The Paradox of Standards, Compliance and Quality Assurance
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Heather Fehring is a Professor in the School of Education, in the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University. Professor Fehring has held the positions of Director of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) in the College of Design and Social Context and Deputy Head of Research and Innovation in the School of Education.
She has been acknowledged for her teaching expertise by 10 awards, including a Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and the Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) Medal for sustained contribution to the organisation. She was the first woman to be awarded an RMIT VC Distinguished Teaching Award.
Professor Fehring’s research commitment has resulted in a number of funded projects, including an evaluation of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) Flagship Professional Learning Program: Local Leadership and an ARC Linkage Grant entitled “A Ten-Year Comparative Analysis of Work, Benefit and Skill Trajectories of Parallel Cohorts of Trade and Bachelor Graduates’ Working Lives”.
Professor Fehring holds a PhD from RMIT University, a Master of Education from The University of Melbourne, (was also awarded the John and Elizabeth Robertson prize for her MEd thesis), and a postgraduate BEd and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England.