The Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) organisation held its annual conference on 17-19th May 2018 in Braga, Portugal at the University of Minho under the theme „Recruiting the Best Teachers: Policy, Pedagogy and Professionalism”. The network specifically aims at advancing research in teacher education, increasing mobility and extending the European dimension in teacher education and improve the quality of teacher education through the renewal of evaluation cultures. TEPE2018 was a platform for various members of the EDiTE network to actively engage with a larger academic audience: EDiTE researchers, supervisors and scientific advisory board members presented the many projects they are currently involved in independently, or with researchers from other networks. As the conference took place in Braga, Portugal, it was a particularly relevant event for the EDiTE Lisbon team to share findings from Portugal and discuss the implications with researchers from other countries, reflecting together on transnationally emerging patterns in current educational systems. Shaima Muhammad discussed parts her PhD thesis on „Teaching the ’good’ citizen in a diverse classroom: teachers’ conceptualization and approaches to citizenship education in Austria and Portugal”. Furthermore, Nikolett Szelei and Inês Alves presented their joint work on “The missing link: teacher learning for diversity in an area based intervention in Portugal (TEIP)”. EDiTE members enjoyed the fruitful discussions and insightful presentations of TEPE2018!
Shaima Muhammad presenting at TEPE2018
Inês Alves (middle) and Nikolett Szelei (right) presenting at TEPE2018