Innovations and Development in Initial Teacher Education

Author/Producer ESCalate
Published in 2008 ESCalate conference proceedings
Date Published Spring 2009
Pages 222
Download pdf 4.1MB


A selection of conference papers presented at the 4th Annual ESCalate ITE conference May 16th 2008


This excellent collection of papers from the 4th ESCalate ITE conference presents an extensive range of themes which are of great interest to the sector. Many thanks to all the contributors to this impressive collection.

The 2008 ESCalate Initial Teacher Education conference was held at the Carlisle campus of the University of Cumbria. The conference is firmly established in the Initial Teacher Education calendar and attracted a wide range of symposia, workshops and round tables of a very high standard. This booklet draws together papers from the conference and will be of interest to all staff in schools and Higher Education Institutions concerned with Initial Teacher Education.

Themes covered include: The revised standards for classroom teachers; Portfolios and learning journals; Record of professional development for the standards; Reflection; Online tools for assessment of subject knowledge in teacher training; Education for Sustainable Development; Diversity; Multicultural awareness; Creativity; Newly Qualified Teachers; Masters level PGCE; Independent learning; Alternative and international placements; Teachers' TV; Innovative practice; Pupil behaviour; Every Child Matters; Early Years; Learning through language; Use of PowerPoint; Working with a science technician; New Teacher Educators; The educational legacy of mega-events.