EDiTE Winter School 2015
After two years of development the work on the curriculum of the European Doctorate in Teacher Education (EDiTE) has been finished. For aspiring scientists and practitioners in the fields of teaching, school life, education management and policy, EDiTE offers a chance to professionalize in an European context. In the transition period between conception of the curriculum and the beginning of the doctoral program, doctoral students and faculty members of the five partner universities met in Innsbruck for the first EDiTE Winter School.
From February 1st to 7th, 2015 the first substantive seminar with participants of all partner universities was held in the form of EDiTE's first Winter School.
At the foot of Innsbruck's snowy mountain skyline the participants - 20 PhD students and teachers from five different countries - were involved in intensive discussions on doctoral research projects and research priorities, provided lectures and developed perspectives on diverse substantive topics from the field of teacher education in the European context such as, The alignment of teacher education in the context of European research and competitiveness, Forms of professional practice in terms of transformative learning and assessment concepts, Learning and development of student teachers as well as the "next practice" of innovative teacher education.
The visit of the elementary school "Inner City" and the federal government secondary school "In der Au" will be remembered as a special experience and one peak of EDiTE's first Winter School. With Eva Nora Hosp and Margret Fessler we were received by two head teachers not only warmly, but also with an admirable level of competence and commitment. The participants of the Winter School were hereby presented two future partner schools of the EDiTE program developing professional practice in an innovative way and will allow doctoral students to develop their research projects in this surrounding.