International INSHIP conference took place on 30 August 2022

The international conference of the INSHIP project entitled The wind of change: improving teaching practice through partnership was held on 30 August 2022 in virtual format. The conference started at 9:00 am with welcoming speeches by Prof Janez Vogrinc, Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana and Milena Sitar Matelič, CMEPIUS. This was followed by a presentation of the INSHIP project and its outputs (Conceptualization of teaching practice, Educational principles of partnership, Professional socialization, Professional competencies, Designing curriculum, Quality indicators of teaching practice, Model evaluation, INSHIP course).

The second part of the conference was dedicated to examples of good practice. 37 participants actively participated with individual presentations in the form of posters or oral presentations.

All in all, the conference was a professional success and the participants from different institutions (primary schools, secondary schools and universities) had the opportunity to share and discuss important aspects of the implementation of teaching practice.

INSHIP conference took place in virtual environment.

Multiplier event at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

On June 28, 2022, a multiplier event was organized at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, attended by 24 mentor teachers from schools in Nuremberg and the surrounding area. At the beginning of the event, the INSHIP team of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Prof. Dr. Michaela Gläser-Zikuda, Dr. Florian Hofmann, Lisa Pösse) gave an insight into research findings on the relevance and quality of practical phases in teacher education. The participants then discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the current internship curriculum at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

After a short coffee break, the Inship model was presented to the participants. The model was first discussed in groups. Afterwards, the group results were presented and summarized in the plenary. The event ended with a feedback round and a farewell.

First multiplier event of the University of Alicante, Spain. 29 June 2022

First multiplier event of the University of Alicante, Spain. 29 June 2022

The INSHIP Spain Team organized the first multiplier event of the University of Alicante: “Teaching practice in initial teacher training (INSHIP): Improving the Practicum through collaboration”, which took place on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in the Faculty of Education of the University of Alicante.

We had the opportunity to dialogue and exchange opinions with academics and professionals from various educational fields of Primary, Secondary and University education to share experiences and learn about and discuss the latest trends in teacher training through collaborative practices, presenting the INSHIP model and the INSHIP course.

Prof. Raquel Gilar, Prof. Juan Luis Castejón, Prof. María José Mira, Prof. Pablo Miñano and Prof. Bárbara Sánchez, presented the different results and advances made from the INSHIP project in relation to teacher training through collaborative practices. Subsequently, a fruitful debate was held with the attendees regarding these aspects, which undoubtedly contributed to enriching the results of the project.

Many thanks to all the participants in this multiplier.

Teaching Practice Partnership Model in Pre-Service Teacher Education (INSHIP)

Dissemination event at Masaryk University

On May 6, 2022, the MU partner from Czech Republic organized an INSHIP dissemination event at Masaryk University. The participants were school mentors, academics, policymakers and other stakeholders from Brno and South Moravian region, from Zlin region, Vysočina region, and Prague.

The participants were very interested in the topic of students‘ internships in schools. Some of the school mentors confirmed that they are sometimes missing more information about the students evaluation and they are missing the supervision of their work. The academics welcomed a new view on the internship and they appreciated the INSHIP model as an inspiration for their work. They mainly appreciated the quality indicators they can use in their practice directly. The organizers at MU created a space for exchange of the experience between academics and school mentors.