Teaching excellence for higher education staff

The Agency’s Teacher Professional Learning for Inclusion (TPL4I) team recently took part in a training event on teaching excellence.

The five-day training event was organised by the European Network on Teaching Excellence (E-NOTE) and took place online in January 2022. It aimed to provide training on practices for teacher training excellence in higher education.

The event featured panel discussions on topics including teaching excellence in the post‑COVID era, and speakers shared case studies and examples of best practice. A representative from the European University Association presented the results of the EFFECT project, which examined university teachers’ development across Europe. Practical workshops and demonstrations allowed participants to explore topics such as what makes a good teacher and how to put these elements into practice.

Annet de Vroey from the Agency’s TPL4I team led a workshop entitled ‘Inclusive Policies: Let’s welcome and engage all students from day one!’. She introduced the Agency and its position on inclusive education systems and presented the TPL4I project. She highlighted the need for continuous professional learning for all teachers to bridge gaps in knowledge and to ensure that all teachers develop and maintain a focus on equity and inclusion, rather than on special educational needs. She also presented the forthcoming Profile for Teacher Professional Learning for Inclusion, which will outline the essential core values and competence areas that are necessary for all teachers in inclusive education.

The E-NOTE website contains further details about the training event. Information on the TPL4I project is available on the Agency website.

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