TEACH-UP: TEACHer UPskilling
- GA 2016-2927/008-0011
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- Finalization Date:
Teach-UP is a policy experimentation, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. It aims to experiment, measure and evaluate new ways of teaching to meet the challenges associated with new methods of online learning and assessment. In simple words, the projects tries to provide teachers and student teachers with innovative methods, tools and skills that can help them to be well prepared to their new role in the classroom of the 21st century.
Teach-UP builds on the European Commission Education and Training (ET) 2020 Working Group on Schools. Working Groups are designed to help Member States address the key challenges of their education and training systems, as well as common priorities agreed at European Level. The primary focus of the Working Groups is to benefit the Member States in the work of furthering policy development through mutual learning and the identification of good practices, as well as understand what works in education. One of the identified gap by the working group was the need for quality teacher education on the new role and competences of teachers throughout their career.
Teach-UP aims to:
- Develop online courses for teachers in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on topics that are key elements for the 21st century teacher: formative assessment, personalized learning, collaborative learning, and creative thinking
- Test and compare two different instructional designs and teaching modes for the online courses mentioned above.
- Create and facilitate national and European Dialogue Labs -one- day workshops taking place in different stages of the project, which take place at country level and provide opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing and co-creation between Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and Continuous, Professional Development (CPD) organisations and other relevant stakeholders in the field of education: policy makers, local authorities and more.
The target group of the Teach-UP project:
- educational community
- Belgium - EUN PARTNERSHIP AISBL BRUXELLES (Coordinator)
- Italy - Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies (FBK-IRVAPP)
- Austria - The Federal Ministry of Education (BMB)
- Estonia - The Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA)
- Greece - Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus" (CTI)
- Hungary - Educational Authority (OH)
- Lithuania - Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (LEU) and Education Development Centre (EDC)
- Malta - The Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE) - The Department of Curriculum Management (DCM)
- Portugal - The Teachers Training Centre of the Association of Schools Centro-Oeste (CFAE), Ministry of Education (ME) and The University of Minho (UMinho)
- Slovakia - Methodological and Pedagogical Centre (MPC) and The University of Žilina (UNIZA)
- Spain - The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport - The National Institute of Educational Technologies and Teacher Training (INTEF)
- Turkey - The Ministry of National Education (MoNE) - Directorate General of Innovation and Educational Technologies (YEĞİTEK)
- UK - The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)
- France - European Institute of Education and Social Policy (EIESP)
- UK - University of Glasgow
- Belgium – Educonsult
- Belgium - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
- Flemish Ministry of Education and Training, (BE)