TEPE Workshop 2007 in Tallinn

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

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