The Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE), the peak national professional body for Australian English teachers, has joined LearningField.
From 2016 their extensive catalogue of highly detailed Reading Australia teaching resources for the much celebrated Australian Society of Authors’ Reading Australia 200 list of the greatest of Australian literary texts will be included in the Learningfield subscription.
AATE will initially bring well over 50 sets of teaching resources to LearningField. These resources are each specifically mapped to the Australian Curriculum, both in English and Literature, as well as to the NSW English syllabuses. The resources have been developed, written and peer-reviewed by widely experienced and highly skilled English teaching practitioners from secondary, senior secondary and tertiary sectors in both government and non-government systems. Effectively, these resources have been produced by English teachers, for English teachers and represent best-practice in learning design and pedagogy.
AATE will also progressively provide an expanding range of their English professional learning resources to LearningField. Materials will range from syllabus-specific texts through to publications that focus on the practical implementation of the best available research on teacher effectiveness in the English classroom. Hands-on texts for busy teachers to use both straight away and to further develop their professional approach and repertoires!
AATE Treasurer, Phil Page, described AATE’s motivation for joining LearningField as follows: “AATE and its partner state and territory English teaching associations have a long-established reputation for producing and marketing the best available materials on the teaching of secondary English in the country. For over fifty years English teachers have developed an intrinsic trust in what we develop and present for sale and frequently seek our advice in selecting publications for use in their own situations and schools. Our joining LearningField can only benefit subscribers as they will now be able to access the quality materials our national association offers.
“For AATE the flexibility of usage and purchasing options makes the LearningField model especially attractive in an increasingly fragmented digital learning environment. LearningField allows professional teaching associations, teachers and students to make a seamless transition from print to digital.”
We are really grateful AATE has joined us. We are continually trying to expand the offer we can make to schools and the Reading Australia teaching resources are a very concrete example of this. We are further excited by the prospect of adding more of AATE’s, and other state and territory English teaching associations’ published materials to the LearningField English catalogue as they become available.