ESCalate Bulletin No. 77 (2 November 2011)

Contents

  1. Looking back, seeing forward - ESCalate final seminar at UCET
  2. OSIER project launch event
  3. New ! Becoming a Teacher Educator: guidelines for induction 2nd edition
  4. New models of Teacher Education: collaborative paired placements, new ESCalate publication

Looking back, seeing forward - ESCalate final seminar at UCET

We are hoping to see many of you at our UCET seminar on Friday 4th Nov at 10:55am. A number of colleagues who have worked closely with us over the past 11 years will be speaking about their work with us and the legacy to come. Proposed speakers and themes are outlined here:

Professor Andrew Pollard will chair and lead the session,

  • Jean Murray, UEL & ESCalate, teacher educators learning from research
  • Steve Ward, Bath Spa University & BESA, Uvanney Maylor, Bedford University & BERA, Subject Associations and their role post ESCalate
  • Julie Anderson, University of Plymouth, involving students/student voice
  • Ian Menter, University of Glasgow, learning from initiatives in other nations of the UK
  • Pete Boyd, University of Cumbria, becoming a teacher educator
  • John Lea, Canterbury Christ Church University, HE in FE: education for teaching and allied professions
  • Alison Jackson, University of Cumbria & TEAN, partnerships in teacher education
  • Elisabeth Lazarus, University of Bristol, Internationalisation of Teaching and Learning in HE.

Many members of the ESCalate team will be at the seminar and it would be lovely to meet you.



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OSIER project launch event

The Institute of Education is hosting the launch of OSIER, the ESCalate-led project which builds a collection of freely-licensed educational resources which educators can share and contribute to.  The launch event and buffet lunch will be followed by a workshop where delegates can explore both the OSIER resource bank and the wider issues around the use of online educational resources.

For full details and to register, see: http://escalate.ac.uk/8524

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New ! Becoming a Teacher Educator: guidelines for induction 2nd edition

First produced in the Spring of 2007 to support staff new to Teacher Education. This new edition has been revised in four main ways. Firstly, a considerable body of published international research focused on teacher educators has been produced since 2007 and the revised guidelines are informed by this work. Secondly, the new guidelines include the ‘voices’ of new teacher educators themselves gathered during our regular workshops for new teacher educators and our research projects. Thirdly, the revised edition aims to be more inclusive of all teacher educators, including those in further education. In terms of this latter group, it is informed by the limited literature available and our own research into the experiences of those teaching higher education programmes in further education colleges. Finally, the new guidelines seek to respond in a measured way to changing policy and contextual frameworks.

If you would like a free copy please send your mailing address to teresa.nurser@bristol.ac.uk (UK only and while stocks last).

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New models of Teacher Education: collaborative paired placements, new ESCalate publication

Two colleagues Paul Wilson (University College Plymouth, St Mark and St John) and Allison Bolster (University of Bristol) have written this timely publication for us. It outlines some theoretical and practical issues around multiple placements in schools. The authors evidences their views from work they have completed within their own institutions, and they discuss the issues that need to be considered by institutions and individuals thinking of adopting this strategy.

http://escalate.ac.uk/8503

If you would like to receive a free copy whilst stocks last please email teresa.nurser@bristol.ac.uk with your mailing details (UK only, one copy per request).



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