Churchlands College was established in 1972 and was drawing up its first course submission when legislation separating teacher training institutions from the State Government Education Department was passed. With autonomy from the outset, staff were able to plan courses consistent with their own values and expertise. The College as a whole adopted a three-pronged approach to teacher preparation with programmes in curriculum and instruction methods, education and educational psychology and in personal and professional growth and development. Each department considered its possible contribution to these streams. I n considering its contribution to the personal growth programme for trainees the Psychology Department was in sympathy with recent trends in teacher education which focussed on the facilitative skills of the teacher and particularly on his ability to interrelate with his classroom group.
& Howieson, N.
Psychodrama as a Personal Growth Experience : A programme for Teacher Trainees.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 3(1).