No teacher educator left behind (NOTELEB)


Main funder

Funder's project number: 2020-1-NO01-KA203-076495


Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 69 859,00


Funding program


Project timetable

Project start date: 01/09/2020

Project end date: 31/08/2023


Summary

The purpose of the project No Teacher Educator Left Behind (NOTELEB) is to contribute to the
development of quality in higher education in general and in teacher training in particular, primarily by
designing a model based on informal learning in the workplace, comprising of hands-on, innovative
activities to initiate and support teacher educators' development of their Professional Digital
Competence (PDC). Compared to teachers in schools and their professional development, there has
been little attention and systematic support directed to development of teacher educators' PDC.
Further, "excellence" and effectiveness in teaching and skills development must in today's
information society, incorporate digital competence (cf. Twinnings, et al., 2013), not least
pedagogical skillfulnes in using various digital tools. However, the practice in mainstream teacher
training in most European countries largely still seems to be very different: the use of digital tools for
pedagogical purpose and development of PDC lacking systematic national or even institutional
approach and/or support, being instead rather haphazard; driven often by single enthusiasts among
the staff; with little place to digital skills in curricula, thereby failing the newly qualified teachers' PDC
to meet the reality and needs out in the schools. Consequently, it is clear that all too many teacher
educators have serious skills gaps and mismatches in regards what is/could be expected from them
in their work to promote 21st Century learning.


Principal Investigator


Other persons related to this project (JYU)


Primary responsible unit


Last updated on 2021-17-03 at 12:04