European Teacher Education for Primary School > Conference


The project was disseminated in a joint conference in Prague, the Czech Republic, 24 - 25 September 2009. The conference was organized by several European projects, including the JoMiTE projects SPriTE and JoCiTE and the EMETT and the ETEPS project.



Educators address to the politicians



Students and practice to the educators


09.00 - 09.30

Registration & coffee

1. Plenary session

09.30 – 10.30

Welcome by Radka Wildova, dean of Faculty of Education of Charles University Prague

Welcome [PDF] by Jindřich Fryč, representative of the Ministry of Education of Czech Republic.

Welcome by Martin Frewer, representative of the EACEA: The Lifelong Learning Programme and Erasmus Curriculum Development projects  [PDF]

Welcome by Jan Folkert Deinum, University of Groningen: Teacher education in European Perspective  [PDF]  


Chair: Karolina Markova, Charles University Prague

5. Plenary session

09.00 – 10.30

Intercultural Perspective and European Citizenship 

1.       Keynote by Prof Alistair Ross of the Childrens' Identity & Citizenship in Europe, Erasmus Academic Network: European Teachers for Democratic Citizenship [PDF]  

2.       Panel discussion by Gert Fosgerau (ETEPS), Maria Jodłowiec (EMETT) and Melinda Dooly (SPriTE).

Chair: Lonnie ButlerUniversity College Sealand 

Coffee break

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break

10.30 - 11.00


12.30 – 13.30

7. Plenary session

12:30 – 13.00

Joint Teacher Programs: Research Reflections 

  1. Keynote by Prof Hannele Niemi, University of Helsinki: "Joint Teacher Programs: Reflections on promoting Research" 

Chair: Jan Folkert Deinum 

2. Plenary session 11.00 – 12.30

Examples of joint teacher education programs

·         ETEPS: European Teacher Education for Primary Schools  [PDF], by Gert Fosgerau University College Sealand 

·         JoCiTE: Joint Curriculum in Teacher Education  [PDF] , by Katja Schröder, University of Regensburg

·         Towards a European Teacher Education curriculum: the EMETT project  [PDF] , by Francesca Caena, University of Venice

Chair: Richard Easton, University of Edinburgh

6. Workshop session

11.00 – 12.30

Each of the sessions will start with a short introduction and key questions, followed by discussions.

1.       Joint curriculum in primary teacher education (students'perspective, exchange issues, teaching practice) by Lonnie Butler (ETEPS). Chair: Kristin Barstad

2.       Challanges of an integrated Teacher Education program. By Marguerite Altet, University of Nantes and Umberto Margiotta, University Ca’Foscari Venice. Chair: Francesca Caena, University of Venice

3.       How to support student teachers during their teaching practice abroad?  [PDF] by Mercè Jover, IES Sabadell. Chair: Olli Vesterinen, University of Helsinki

4.       How to develop intercultural competence (sensitivity) in a joint curriculum? By Melinda Dooly, Universitat de Autonoma de Barcelona and Stefan Hojelid from Växjö University. Chair: Katja Schröder, University of Regensburg



Closing Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and goodbye

Tea break

15.00 - 15.30

3. Parallel session

13.30 – 15.00

Parallel sessions

1.       Accreditation of joint programmes. Introductory presentation plus round table discussion, by Kaja Braathen, NVAO (Dutch/Flemmish organization for accreditation). Chair: Gert Fosgerau

2.       Presentations and round tables discussion:

o    Challenges of designing in the ETEPS program, by Kirsten Fugl

o    Challenges of designing in the EMETT program, by  Francesca Caena

o    Challenges of designing in the JoCiTE program, by Kari Sormunen

Chair: Jan Folkert Deinum, University of Groningen

8. Specific project sessions

14.00 – 17.00

The specific project sessions are open for everyone. 

1.       ETEPS:

o    Learning outcomes in various subjects

o    How can we develop intercultural competence (sensitivity) in the joint curriculum programmes

o    Pedagogical course

o    Language/culture and societ

o    Science, math, elective

o    Teaching experience – Practice + schools

2.       EMETT Teacher Education: European trainees’ and trainers’ perspectives by Pittalis, University of Cyprus, Pascal Guibert, University of Nantes, and Loreta Chodzkiene, University of Vilnius.  

3.       SPriTE: discussing assessing student teachers' practice 

4. Parallel Session 15.30 – 17.00    


1.       Teacher Education in Europe: main policy developments and their consequences for teacher standards and TE curricula  [PDF] , by Marco Snoek, University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam. Chair: Gert Fosgerau

2.       Presentations and round tables discussion


o    Project evaluation and reflection ETEPS project, by Kirsten Fugl

o    Project evaluation and reflection EMETT project, by Francesca Caena

o    Project evaluation and reflection SPriTE project, by Kari Sormunen

Chair: Jan Folkert Deinum, University of Groningen





At faculty building


Social diner


Dinner on a boat.