This page shares the work of the FCL-ITE (Initial Teacher Education) group: Evidence and research; Content and training; Sharing and community.

The FCL-ITE group continues the knowledge exchange around the need to innovate in ITE to support the development of the digital pedagogical competences of student teachers. The group continues the work started as part of the EC-funded ITELab project  (2017-2019) and engages all education stakeholders (universities, industry, schools, ministries and policymakers) with its work being shared for example in online events and at EUN's School Innovation Forum and the EMINENT conference.

Evidence and research

The FCL-ITE group builds on the evidence of the ITELab project:

The group of universities and industry kicked off in January 2020 with a discussion on FCL-ITE research topics (teacher educator competences, teachers as lifelong learners, student voice, teaching modules frameworks and MOOC, case studies). The group will meet regularly to work collaborative on selected objectives, e.g. to produce co-edited research papers.

ITE monitoring research continues in 2020, sharing recent publications of interest, for instance:

  1. How Artificial Intelligence will impact K-12 teachers, McKinsey. January 2020
  2. UK education inspectorate view on effective ITE and short article on report. February 2020

Content and training

The three in-class flexible module frameworks (available in four languages: EN, IT, NO, PT) and ‘Networked Teacher' MOOC, co-designed and piloted in ITELab, are available to download here. Listen to universities from eight countries sharing their experiences and ITE good practices from implementation in this TeachMeet, on 31 January 2020.

The FCL-ITE group has also created an on-site workshop for university teacher educators. It aims to share practical strategies and how the teaching modules and MOOC can support the objectives of pedagogical innovation, supporting an international networking experience for student teachers.

Sharing and community

Sharing of knowledge and building the community continues with a series of FCL Talks (webinars in TeachMeet style), workshops and conferences.

The FCL Talks are open to anyone who wants to share non-commercial content in the field of innovative education (projects, classroom ideas, initiatives, events, space design, edtech, etc.).

The recordings and presentations of the previous FCL Talks editions are available here.

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