InFo-TED - International Forum of Teacher Educators
InFo-TED is an international forum working to
Promote professional development of teacher educators
General aims of InFo-TED are to...
To develop and implement knowledge bases of teacher educators
Such knowledge bases promote common understanding about the kind of knowledge teacher educators need to have, addresses the diverse tasks and roles teacher educators fulfil, and addresses the diverse contexts in which teacher educators work.
To translate the knowledge bases into an international professional development programme
Such an international programme brings teacher educators across Europe and beyond together to work on core questions about teacher educators’ professional development. InFo-TED is organised as a collaborative programme and designed to build capacity of leading teacher educators who co-develop and evaluate professional development strategies to support the professional development of teacher educators nationally and locally.
To develop and implement supportive guidelines for induction and professional learning programmes
This goal aims at the development of web-based supportive guidelines and principles on how to support collaborative professional learning of teacher educators, taking into account their diverse roles and responsibilities within diverse settings.
To explore how an enduring international supportive structure can be implemented for professional development activities
The purpose of this goal is to explore how the knowledge bases, the study programme, and the guidelines for professional development can be implemented, maintained and further developed on the long term. This goal is about the sustainability.
Supporting InFo-TED - Erasmus+ outcome
- Build an interactive network of European teacher educators to learn from each other via a virtual learning platform and face to face meetings.
- Create resources to support the professional development of teacher educators.
- Foster knowledge creation and a shared European ccision for teacher educator development and teacher educator leadership.