The Professional Development Needs of Teacher Educators in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and School-based Mentors i...
Aims <ul><li>to identify the current and future support needs of teacher educators in Higher Education Institutions provid...
Wider Context <ul><li>Professional development literature </li></ul><ul><li>NQT survey </li></ul><ul><li>Rose Review </li>...
<ul><li>The quality of teaching depends in large measure on the quality of teachers; the quality of teachers depends in la...
<ul><li>A review of the literature suggests that research investigating the experiences of teacher educators is limited (K...
<ul><li>There is a wealth of information about how teachers develop professionally .. But little about how teacher educato...
Research Design <ul><li>Methods of Data Collection: </li></ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups  </li></ul><ul...
Teacher Educators
Challenges and Opportunities <ul><li>School Placement Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Masters Leve...
Longer term needs of teacher educators: <ul><li>The acknowledgement and appreciation of work that those involved in ITE pr...
<ul><li>Funding for research to involve student teachers in the researching or developing of ways of working </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>‘ CPD should be more about opportunity because we have the expertise, we have these things in place, we need time,...
Themes-  Teacher Educators <ul><li>Communication and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Investments in terms of time and reso...
School-based Mentors
Challenges and Opportunities <ul><li>School Placement Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Masters Leve...
Themes- School Based Mentors <ul><li>Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing ‘good’ practice </li></ul><...
‘ Is it a question of CPD or Community Development?’ <ul><li>Opportunities for communication </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy  <...
Where is the full report <ul><li>On the TEAN website: </li></ul><ul><li>www.tean.ac.uk   </li></ul><ul><li>www.cumbria.ac....
What is TEAN? <ul><li>Teacher Education Advancement Network </li></ul><ul><li>www.tean.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.cumbria...
Workshop <ul><li>Reaction to findings of research </li></ul><ul><li>What can TEAN do for you? </li></ul><ul><li>What is yo...
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B3 - Alison Jackson & Rebecca Westrup (Cumbria): The Development Needs of Teacher Educators

  1. 1. The Professional Development Needs of Teacher Educators in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and School-based Mentors in Schools Researcher: Becca Westrup Research manager: Dr Alison Jackson University of Cumbria
  2. 2. Aims <ul><li>to identify the current and future support needs of teacher educators in Higher Education Institutions providing Initial Teacher Education for schools; </li></ul><ul><li>to identify the current and future support needs of student teacher mentors in schools; </li></ul><ul><li>to clarify the important CPD issues as perceived by these staff; </li></ul><ul><li>to inform TDA internal planning for the 2009-10 business year by understanding the critical issues and challenges facing ITE providers. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wider Context <ul><li>Professional development literature </li></ul><ul><li>NQT survey </li></ul><ul><li>Rose Review </li></ul><ul><li>Ofsted reports </li></ul><ul><li>Teach First </li></ul><ul><li>ESCalate ITE documentation </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The quality of teaching depends in large measure on the quality of teachers; the quality of teachers depends in large part upon the quality of their professional education; the quality of teacher education depends in large measure on the quality of those who provide it, namely teacher educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Murray (2006) drawing on Turney and Wright (1990) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>A review of the literature suggests that research investigating the experiences of teacher educators is limited (Korthagen, Loughran and Lunenberg, 2005) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>There is a wealth of information about how teachers develop professionally .. But little about how teacher educators develop professionally (Smith, 2003) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Research Design <ul><li>Methods of Data Collection: </li></ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Data Analysis: </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of key themes </li></ul>
  8. 8. Teacher Educators
  9. 9. Challenges and Opportunities <ul><li>School Placement Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Masters Level learning and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>School mentor support </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Course content/curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Every Child Matters/Multi-agency working </li></ul><ul><li>Balancing the ideal against the reality of working in schools today </li></ul><ul><li>Any other challenges and opportunities </li></ul>
  10. 10. Longer term needs of teacher educators: <ul><li>The acknowledgement and appreciation of work that those involved in ITE provision do (including school-based mentors); </li></ul><ul><li>More opportunity and communication links to enable discussion with colleagues based in HEIs and schools; </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Funding for research to involve student teachers in the researching or developing of ways of working </li></ul><ul><li>Consider whether current CPD delivery always meets staff learning needs – create new ways of delivering CPD .. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>‘ CPD should be more about opportunity because we have the expertise, we have these things in place, we need time, the flexibility, the funding, we need the acknowledgement.’ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Themes- Teacher Educators <ul><li>Communication and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Investments in terms of time and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Research- by them/of them/by their students </li></ul><ul><li>Future directions e.g. MTL </li></ul>
  14. 14. School-based Mentors
  15. 15. Challenges and Opportunities <ul><li>School Placement Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Masters Level learning and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>School mentor support </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Course content/curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Every Child Matters/Multi-agency working </li></ul><ul><li>Balancing the ideal against the reality of working in schools today </li></ul><ul><li>Any other challenges and opportunities </li></ul>
  16. 16. Themes- School Based Mentors <ul><li>Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing ‘good’ practice </li></ul><ul><li>Construction of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Training and Support Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of their role </li></ul>
  17. 17. ‘ Is it a question of CPD or Community Development?’ <ul><li>Opportunities for communication </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen school-based mentor support </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-agency working </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Teaching - a Masters profession’ </li></ul>
  18. 18. Where is the full report <ul><li>On the TEAN website: </li></ul><ul><li>www.tean.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.cumbria.ac.uk/tean </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Teacher Educators’ Storehouse </li></ul>
  19. 19. What is TEAN? <ul><li>Teacher Education Advancement Network </li></ul><ul><li>www.tean.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.cumbria.ac.uk/tean </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  20. 20. Workshop <ul><li>Reaction to findings of research </li></ul><ul><li>What can TEAN do for you? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your synthesis of the current and future development needs of Teacher Educators in HEIS (and School-based mentors if you wish) </li></ul><ul><li>for publication on the TEAN site </li></ul>

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