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March 11, 2024

Towards diversity-responsive teacher educators: reflections of a professional development initiative

In the past year, a fruitful collaboration took place between a teacher educator, Ann, and a doctoral researcher, Benjamin, regarding a professional development initiative (PDI) on […]
October 26, 2019

LGBTQI+ Diversity Work in Teacher Education

Mirroring many contexts internationally, Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) has been undergoing a process of review in the Republic of Ireland. A significant aspect of this review concerns the heretofore exclusion of LGBTQI+ people. Following written submissions and a series of meetings with relevant stakeholders, the cross-party parliamentary committee charged with the first stage of this review has recommended that RSE: be fully inclusive of LGBTQI+ [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex +] relationships and experiences including...
May 5, 2019

Promoting Active Civic Education and Democracy in Teacher-training: A model from an ERASMUS+ project

CURE is a curriculum reform program of an ERASMUS+ Capacity Building Project aimed to develop and promote Active Civic Education and Democracy in teacher training programs in Israel and in Georgia. The program’s selection was in July 2016 and officially began on October 15, 2016. Originally a 3-year-program, the program was extended until March 30, 2020...
March 10, 2019

Collaborative Learning and the TEC (Tecnology, Education and Cultural Diversity) Projects

Collaborative teaching and learning approaches are gaining in popularity, and an "Online Collaborative Learning" (OCL) theory has been developed to better reflect the skills required in the information age (Harasim, 2012). Collaborative learning had been implemented in schools since the 80's. However, today collaborative learning involves interaction between learners through both social and professional...
July 13, 2018

Inclusive education starts in inclusive teacher education

My teacher educators always emphasised that acting as a teacher is inextricably bound up with your personal identity. But I also learned that it wasn’t about my identity. They meant and indicated to the personal identity of a white, middle class, female student. (Hispanic student about teacher education in California, US.)
April 10, 2018

Are EU Teacher Educators Freire Optimised to Empower the Diverse? A Call for Surveys to Find Out

Freire’s critical pedagogic perspective emphasizes the potential of every individual, and gives an idea of what kind of processes could empower...

August 11, 2017

Pre-service teachers as agents of change in the new Computing curriculum

In September 2014, the national curriculum in England and Wales saw a shift from teaching Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to teaching Computing. The traditional approach of educating our young people...