What Makes a Good Teacher?

Monday 5th March 2018

Please contact National Office for further info


The Australian College of Educators and St Margaret’s & Berwick Grammar School present the 2018 Unicorn Series:

What Makes a Good Teacher? What we know about excellent teaching and identifying quality learning


Event Details

Schools that are able to source and utilise research to identify and articulate what constitutes quality teaching and learning know this is the key to an excellent education. St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School demonstrates its commitment to outstanding education through the launching of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and the Unicorn Series.

This free event is an opportunity for the community to hear about the latest research in education, the characteristics of exemplary practice, and explore some of the challenges faced by high performing schools.

We invite you to come and hear educational experts discuss how the profession works to improve itself and how we use this to improve our work with young people. There will be opportunities for you to contribute, if you wish, to a panel discussion regarding excellence in teaching and learning.

Panel Members

Dr Scott Webster 

PhD., M.Sc (Oxford), B.A, B. Ed, DipT.
Senior Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy And Curriculum), Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University. Coordinator for the ‘Curriculum, Pedagogy and Professional Learning’ teaching and research group in the school of education. Originally a Science and Mathematics secondary teacher. International research portfolio references Education Theory, Philosophy of Education, Ethics, values, spirituality and the meaning of life, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Theory and Reflective Practice.

Ms Linda Shardlow

B.Sc., Dip. Ed., M. Ed. MACE MACEL.
AITSL identified Highly Accomplished Teacher (2014), deemed Exemplary Teacher, recognised exemplar curriculum designer, published author and national presenter.

Ms Meg Fortington

B. Ed., M. Ed
Identified Leading Teacher, Educational Consultant, Workshop and Conference Presenter.

Miss Julia Bourke & Mr Aidan Ferreira

Year 12 Students, St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School.


Ms Annette Rome

BSc (Hons); Dip. Ed. FACE FACEL
Principal St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School, Past President Australian College of Educators, adjunct lecturer MGSE, CSE International Education and Indigenous Education Group, Principals’ Australia Change Team, author and presenter.

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