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QA Workshop Judith Harford

  1. 1. Quality Assurance and Teacher Educationin Europe: Challenges and Expectations<br />Judith Harford<br />Wednesday 25th August 2010<br />Joint Workshop NW 10 and NW 27<br />ECER 2010, University of Helsinki<br />
  2. 2. Impetus for Colloquium<br />ECER, 2009<br />Dialogue between members of Networks 10 and 22 surrounding need for greater synergy<br />Discussion amongst Board of TEPE surrounding need to focus in on Q.A. in European T.E<br />EERA’s commitment to provide funding for key strategic research projects<br />Gathering of members of above Networks joined by diversity of stakeholder nationally and internationally<br />
  3. 3. Colloquium Objectives<br />Promote a research agenda in quality assurance in teacher education at European level<br />Build capacity through the presence of conference delegates from countries under-represented in EERA, notably Croatia, Slovenia and Poland<br />Build a field at the European level to support a sustained research agenda on European education<br />Publish an edited book on the proceedings of the colloquium which will inform the quality assurance debate on teacher education at European level<br />
  4. 4. Objectives (cont.)<br />Assist EERA in establishing an authoritative voice in the teacher education quality assurance debate at European level<br />Represent the first substantive Network activity between annual conferences for members of both Networks 10 and 27.<br />Provide a networking forum for members of the Teacher Education Research and Didactics – Learning and Teaching Networks of EERA to meet with members of the Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network<br />
  5. 5. Speakers<br />Professor HanneleNiemi, Professor of Education, University of Helsinki, Finland<br />‘Promoting research on quality in teacher education with a career long perspective and learning outcomes’<br />Professor Brian Hudson, School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, University of Dundee, Scotland <br />‘Quality assurance in teacher education through the lens of didactics - learning and teaching’<br />Professor John Coolahan, former Professor of Education at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and OECD and World Bank education consultant<br />‘The development of quality assurance as a feature of teacher education policy in Ireland’<br />Dr Bjorn Astrand, Dean, School of Education, Umea University, Sweden<br />‘The impact of the development of standards, competences and common procedures for quality assurance in European teacher education on quality’<br />Professor PavelZgaga, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Education, Slovenia<br />Diversity and quality assurance: Issues and challenges’<br />
  6. 6. Outputs<br />Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network annual conference, University of Tallinn, 30 September – 2 October, Developing Quality Cultures in Teacher Education: Expanding horizons in relation to quality assurance http://eduko.archimedes.ee/tepe2010/registration<br />Harford, J. and Hudson, B. (2011) Quality Assurance and European Teacher Education Policy. Oxford: Peter Lang<br />http://www.ucd.ie/education/qualityassuranceandeuropeanteachereducationcolloquium/<br />

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