TEPE Workshop 2007 agenda

January 30, 2007

Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th February 2007

Thursday, 8 February
18:00 – 19:00 Welcome meeting. Location: Lobby of the Reval Central Hotel
19:30 Dinner in restaurant Kardiorg (Weizenbergi 18, tel: +372 6013 636)

Friday, 9 February
Location: Tallinn University, Narva Road 25, room U-648
09:30 Welcome. Vice-rector of Tallinn University Heli Mattisen
Björn Åstrand: Introductions and Formal Opening.
10:00 Pavel Zgaga: Teacher Education, the European Dimension and the Bologna Process
10:45 Coffee
11:00 Hannele Niemi: Research-based teacher education – reflections by the Finnish teacher educators
11:45 Brian Hudson: Reflecting on our history and envisioning some desired future(s)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Otmar Gassner: The role of ENTEP and potential future relationship with the TEPE network
14:45 Nils Holdgaard Sørensen: Academization of Danish Teachers; advantages and disadvatages
15:30 Coffee
15:45 Working on the issues and questions raised during the discussions. Discussion and forward planning for Saturday
17:00 End
18:00 Reception by Tallinn University. Vice-rector Heli Mattisen

Saturday, 10 February
Location: Tallinn University, Narva Road 25, room U-648
09:00 Working on the issues and questions raised on Friday. Forward planning.
10:15 Coffee
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Continue
14:15 Coffee
14:30 Closing session
16:00 End

CONTACT INFORMATION

Local Organiser
Eve Eisenschmidt
+372 50 30 459

Brian Hudson
+44 7770 598920


TEPE Workshop 2007 in Tallinn

January 30, 2007

TEPE network is going to organise a workshop in Tallinn University on Thursday 8th till Sunday 10th February 2007. The title of the workshop is: What is the future for Teacher Education in Europe?

This workshop is intended to help to create a space for dialogue on the current situation for teacher education in Europe and to provide opportunities for discussion on desired future scenarios within the context of research-based traditions of teacher education.

Some questions that will be addressed:

  • What is the nature of Teacher Education?
  • What is/are the role(s) of research?
  • What is the nature of quality in this regard?
  • How can and do we evaluate quality in Teacher Education?

Intended outcomes of the workshop

By the end of the workshop it is intended that we will have:

  • shared our thinking about desired future scenarios within the context of research-based traditions of teacher education
  • shared our thinking about the nature of teacher education as a research-based practice in higher education
  • shared our thinking about the implications for Teacher Education of “Europeanisation” in general and of the Bologna process in particular
    developed a shared knowledge of what we can build upon
  • agreed on a number of concrete steps to advance the standing of Teacher Education and the place of research on teaching and learning in Europe

Organising group

Dr Björn Åstrand, Dean of the Faculty of Teacher Education, Umeå University
Dr Eve Eisenschmidt, Head of Teacher Education, University of Tallinn
Professor Per-Olof Erixon, Faculty of Teacher Education, Umeå University
Associate Professor Gun-Marie Frånberg, Faculty of Teacher Education, Umeå University
Professor Brian Hudson, Faculty of Teacher Education, Umeå University
Professor Pavel Zgaga, Centre for Educational Policy Studies, University of Ljubljana
Mart Laanpere, Head of Centre for Educational Technology, University of Tallinn