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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.)
June 29, 2018

Professionally developing teacher educators with regard to ICT

Before I became a teacher educator I was an assistant professor in educational science and a researcher in the field of ict in education. I was asked to give a series of lectures (an elective course) on ict in secondary education as a guest lecturer at the Teacher Education Institution (TEI) I am currently employed at.
June 24, 2018

Communication as the basis for understanding

Art can be a beacon to education. Two big art revolutions, the Renaissance and Impressionism, can show us a vision that should influence teaching and learning. The revolution of the Renaissance era, as Botticelli's picture Primavera (spring) of the end of the 15th century shows, allowed to depict the beauty of the world and of human beings.
June 11, 2018

Can the culture of YouTube inform our practice in Teacher Education?

As part of our efforts to embed purposeful opportunities to explore and develop digital literacy skills in the on-going professional experiences of our MA (Hons) Teacher education students at the University of Dundee...

May 6, 2018

The researcher inside me; the search for meaningful research in a shifting academic landscape

We are three university-based teacher educators who since many years have reflected on our development from teacher educators to teacher educators/researchers through collaborate self-study research.
April 19, 2018

Subject based Professional Learning Communities in Israel

Since the mid‐1990s, the concept of professional learning communities (PLCs) has arisen in the education field and yet it took a few more years to be accepted in Israel. The Ministry of Education (MoE) stipulates that all teachers participate in Professional Development (PD)...
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...

March 26, 2018

Teacher competency frameworks: what do we know, and what should we know?

Smith and MacPhail identify one of the multiple and complex functions of assessment in teacher education as “ensuring student teacher graduates are professionally competent”...
March 7, 2018

Teacher Educators as Researchers: Two stories

Teacher educators increasingly become involved in research as research is considered an important way to develop professionally as a teacher educator. However, teacher educators struggle to integrate research with their work as teacher educators.

 


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