events >

Teacher Education Futures across the UK: Scotland

Date(s) Tuesday 14 June 2011
Venue University of Stirling
Stirling Management Centre
Room: Lomond
Organised by TEAN and ESCalate working together for the future of teacher education
In partnership with TEAN and ESCalate

What is the workshop about? Responding to Change; Moving forward in partnership

The 2010 Donaldson report recommends the necessity of building stronger partnerships within teacher education in Scotland; partnership with local authorities and schools should be strengthened to create relationships which are collaborative rather than complementary. How best should these partnerships be forged? If effective partnerships are ‘central to success’, then there is a need for active discussion of the recommendations. The aim of this seminar is to create an opportunity for Local Authority and University partners to come together to debate the issues, to identify challenges and opportunities and to share ideas on ways forward. It is one of a series of seminars presented by TEAN and supported by ESCalate; there will be similar events in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, focussing on issues relevant to each individual country. Outcomes from all four events will be reported on the TEAN and the ESCalate websites.


TEAN welcomes Tony Finn, Chief Executive of the General Teaching Council for Scotland to give the opening keynote of the workshop. Tony will address delegates on the challenges and opportunities of partnership.

To start the afternoon session we welcome Beth Dickson from the University of Glasgow and Jayne Bruce from the University of Aberdeen. Beth’s theme will be ‘All teachers teacher educators’: some partnership implications for roles and responsibilities and Jayne will speak about Different forms of Partnership in developing practice.

Who is it for?

The seminar will be of particular interest to all those involved in the planning of initial teacher education courses, in all phases (early years, primary and secondary). We welcome colleagues working in Universities or Local Authorities.

To register for this event, please complete the registration form which can be accessed under links on the right of this page.

Closing date for registrations: June 1st 2011