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ENTEP and TEPE

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Presentation by Otmar Gassner in TEPE workshop, Tallinn 8.-10.02.2007

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ENTEP and TEPE

  1. 1. ENTEP and TEPE
  2. 2. What is ENTEP? <ul><li>A fairy tale </li></ul><ul><li>What is ENTEP? </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness and communication reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Level of formality </li></ul><ul><li>Brief historical excursion </li></ul><ul><li>Network goals </li></ul><ul><li>ENTEP activities </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation and working procedures </li></ul><ul><li>ENTEP and TEPE: Four models </li></ul><ul><li>Resumee </li></ul>
  3. 3. A fairy tale <ul><li>It is the year 2007. Europe has a leading role in education world wide. The teaching profession is attractive and highly valued, … </li></ul>
  4. 4. A fairy tale – part 2 <ul><li>All teachers are ‘learning professionals’. Many remain closely connected with higher education institutions and may be engaged with research. They all routinely spend time reflecting on their experiences and updating their knowledge, skills and competences. … </li></ul>
  5. 5. A fairy tale – part 3 <ul><li>Teachers are fully supported in building their expertise and in maximising their time. They are provided with excellent initial and in-service training and education (guided by regular and effective performance reviews and evaluations), regular opportunities for study visits at home and abroad, research scholarships and sabbaticals. … </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is ENTEP?
  7. 7. What is ENTEP? <ul><li>ENTEP is not what TEPE could be </li></ul><ul><li>ENTEP is a no-budget network of representatives of the European ministers of education. </li></ul><ul><li>ENTEP representatives come from different backgrounds and have different expertise </li></ul>
  8. 8. Effectiveness and communication reliability <ul><li>Varying degree of closeness to the minister </li></ul><ul><li>Communication reliability is variable </li></ul>
  9. 9. Level of formality <ul><li>Medium level of formality </li></ul><ul><li>More openness, but less reliability </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is ENTEP? <ul><li>ENTEP status </li></ul><ul><li>It is neither a decision group nor an expert group. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an advisory group or reference group that acts as a sounding board for the European Commission and individual member states. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Brief history <ul><li>Launched in Loulè (Portugal) in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>At first 14 countries </li></ul><ul><li>In 2003: 10 new member states </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007: 2 new member states </li></ul>
  12. 13. What is ENTEP? <ul><li>Network goals </li></ul><ul><li>Promote co-operation among European Union Member States regarding their teacher education policies in relation to initial, in-service and continuous professional development programmes, in order to: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop opportunities to learn from each other by analysing and comparing policies and issues, as well as by sharing good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the discussion and analysis of teacher education policy initiatives taken at national and European level </li></ul>
  13. 14. What is ENTEP? <ul><li>Network goals </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raising teacher education quality; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing a European dimension of education and other elements which could be common in teacher education programmes; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving the public image of the teaching profession; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving mutual trust in the teaching qualifications awarded by Member States; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting teacher mobility in the European Union. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. What is ENTEP? <ul><li>ENTEP Activities </li></ul><ul><li>At European level </li></ul><ul><li>It promotes the exchange of information about recent issues, trends and policies in the European Union Member States for mutual inspiration; </li></ul><ul><li>It addresses issues of common concern; </li></ul><ul><li>It works on the construction of convergences; </li></ul><ul><li>It participates in ongoing community work. </li></ul>
  15. 16. What is ENTEP? <ul><li>ENTEP Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Within the Member States </li></ul><ul><li>It contributes to a European perspective of the debate on teacher education policies; </li></ul><ul><li>It contributes to policy and decision-making concerning teacher education policies. </li></ul>
  16. 18. Organisation and working procedures
  17. 19. What is ENTEP? <ul><li>How ENTEP works </li></ul><ul><li>Two conferences per year </li></ul><ul><li>Working on two to three topics </li></ul><ul><li>Topics chosen in accordance with the current priorities in member states and the European Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Informing the Ministries about work done in ENTEP: Coordination Notes (Dissemination in Europe) </li></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul>
  18. 20. How ENTEP works <ul><li>Two conferences per year </li></ul><ul><li>Working on two to three topics </li></ul><ul><li>Topics chosen in accordance with the current priorities in member states and the European Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Informing the Ministries about work done in ENTEP: Coordination Notes (Dissemination in Europe) </li></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul>
  19. 23. Themes in ENTEP <ul><li>Teacher education and the Bologna process, ECTS </li></ul><ul><li>Research and teacher education </li></ul><ul><li>Training the (teacher) trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles and competences of teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies of change in teacher education </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning in teacher education </li></ul>
  20. 25. ENTEP-Conference in Loulé, Portugal, 2000
  21. 26. ENTEP-Conference in Umea, Sweden, 2001
  22. 27. ENTEP-Conference in Feldkirch, Austria, 2002
  23. 28. ENTEP-Conference in Tallinn, Estonia, 2003
  24. 30. Translations: French Polish German
  25. 33. ENTEP and TEPE
  26. 34. What is ENTEP? <ul><li>Model 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Expert group and focus group </li></ul><ul><li>Identify issues in larger groups like ENTEP </li></ul><ul><li> work on them in focus groups within TEPE </li></ul><ul><li> description of the issue and </li></ul><ul><li> recommendations. </li></ul>
  27. 35. What is ENTEP? <ul><li>Model 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Joint conferences </li></ul><ul><li>High-level discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>ENTEP coordinator as a link between ENTEP and TEPE </li></ul><ul><li>First possible venue: Slovenia, May 2008 </li></ul>
  28. 36. What is ENTEP? <ul><li>Model 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Joint outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Working papers </li></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul>
  29. 37. What is ENTEP? <ul><li>Model 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Research involvement </li></ul><ul><li>ENTEP – high-level discussion group </li></ul><ul><li>TEPE - research expertise </li></ul>
  30. 38. What is ENTEP? <ul><li>Resumee: ENTEP & TEPE </li></ul><ul><li>Common interest in teacher education policies </li></ul><ul><li>Common aim to improve the quality of teacher education in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Enough common ground to go forward </li></ul>
  31. 39. Thank you for your attention

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