The opening part of the Career Fair included the presentation of the INSHIP model and course, which was developed as part of an international project in the field of teacher education and whose background is a social constructivist paradigm that emphasises situational learning and the role of collaboration and the professional learning community in bridging the gap between theory and practice in teacher education. This, however, can be overcome through authentic learning and in the context of concrete working environments. The presentation was given by Prof. Anita Trnavčević and was listened to by representatives of employers who attended the Career Fair of the University of Primorska. In conclusion, the participants exchanged views and it was a pleasure to observe the reaction to the presented content, which is an important indicator of interest in the project.
Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, organised the third learning, teaching and training activity (LTT) in March and April 2022. The event took place online on five different days, three of which were international and two national.
At the third learning, teaching and training activity, participants discussed several topics:
- the organisation and framework of teaching practice as well as resources and activities,
- innovations in teacher education through the Učitel Naživo (Teach Live) programme,
- mentor teacher competences and education.
We hosted two guest speakers, Barbora Zavadilová (MU & Teach Live) and Ivan Čermák (Elementary school Prague & Teach Live), who presented the Teach Live professionally-oriented teacher training programme, the evaluation methodology and its results, and the development of mentor teachers.
All in all, the third learning, teaching and training activity offered participants the opportunity to hear and discuss examples of good practice, and share their experiences. The insight into an innovative Teach Live programme was valuable and caught the attention of the participants.
Hybrid national meeting at the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana.
International meeting with participants from Germany, Spain, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.
Presentation at the 2022 TEPE International Conference: Students’ perceptions of teaching practice at five European universities
The 16th TEPE International Conference on ‘Enhancing the value of teacher education research: Implications for policy and practice’ was held from 11 to 13 April 2022 at the University of Graz, Austria. The INSHIP team also participated at the conference with a presentation entitled ‘Learning opportunities in practical phases in pre-service teacher education – the first results of a survey at five European universities’. It included the first results of a survey among university students with two main aims: (1) to describe how pre-service students perceive practical phases, and (2) to test individual, internship and mentoring-related predictors of pre-service students’ professional competences. For more information, see the book of abstracts. The findings were presented by INSHIP team member Prof Anita Trnavčevič.
Prof Anita Trnavčevič presenting the INSHIP research results at TEPE conference.
Presentation of INSHIP team at TEPE conference.
The second learning, teaching and training activity (LTT) was hosted online by the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg from 21 February to 3 March 2022. The event took place over five separate days, three of which were international, where all participants from Slovenia, Spain, Germany and the Czech Republic were present. The other two meetings were national and were held at each university.
The first focus of the second learning, teaching and training activity was media education in practical phases of teacher education. Two guest speakers, Dr Svenja Bedenlier and Dr Melanie Stephan from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg presented a topic on developing media competence in teacher education. The INSHIP team partners from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg presented the preliminary INSHIP model and led a discussion on how to integrate media education into it.
The second focus was the INSHIP curriculum. The INSHIP team partners from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg presented its basic dimensions and examples, which were discussed with all participants.
At the end of the second learning, teaching and training activity, the results of the research ‘Perceived learning offers and outcomes in internship of pre-service teachers’ were presented and discussed.
Overall, the implementation of the second learning, teaching and training activity was successful as we presented and discussed various topics. The discussion gave us the opportunity to elaborate on the topics and share our own experiences and views on teaching practice in relation to media education and the curriculum.
National meeting at the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana.
International meeting organized in Zoom.