EQAP's Curriculum and Assessment Team will convene a workshop to work with several regional agencies and development partners to review the Pacific Regional Teacher Competency Framework. The partners invited to help reshape the decade-old framework include the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the University of the South Pacific, the Australian Councl for Educational Research (ACER), the Commonwealth Secretariat and the region's departments/ministries of education.
The regional teacher competency framework encapsulates the guiding standards for teacher professionalism in the Pacific. This regional workshop will enable conversations amongst Pacific leaders about what constitutes a competent Pacific teacher who leads learning in Pacific schools. This review is therefore a key opportunity for educational leaders across the region to hold conversations around key questions pertaining to teacher professionalism and teacher quality in the changing educational landscape of the 21st century.