Student teachers, researchers and teacher educators attend a workshop on professional learning and issues relating to teacher retention across Europe

The Graduate School of Education hosts a two-week study visit as part of the Proteach Project

Led by Dr Karen Walshe, a team of researchers at the Graduate School of Education are engaged in a three year Erasmus+ research project entitled ‘Proteach’.  This project sets out to support and enhance the induction of new teachers into the profession through the use of Multi-agency Induction Teams (MITs) in schools in Israel. 

These teams are made up of beginning teachers (teachers in their second year of training), school principals, school staff, tutors from Higher Education Institutions, and representatives from the Ministry of Education, all working together to promote the professional development of new and recently qualified teachers thus improving teacher retention in Israeli schools.

The project is now in its second year.  In March 2018 the Graduate School of Education hosted a two-week study visit and the biennial research project meeting attended by student teachers, researchers and teacher educators from Israel, Romania, Estonia and Austria.

This very successful event included visits by student teachers to a number of schools in Devon. Academics from the University of Exeter, senior leaders and teachers from local schools, and newly qualified teachers led seminars and workshops designed to facilitate dialogue and debate about teachers’ professional learning and issues relating to teacher retention across Europe.

If you would like any more information about the project, please contact Karen Walshe on k.s.j.walshe@exeter.ac.uk.

Date: 3 May 2018

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