Topic 2 - Initial Teacher Education

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Implementing methodologies for teachers' assessment and evaluation, although very useful, is not the only way to ensure they excel in their performance. In fact, it is highly recommendable to always pair evaluation methodologies with further initiatives that fully support the professional development of STEM educators.

For that matter, Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development are essential. By offering different training opportunities, STEM educators will be able to develop their pedagogical skills and to continuously grow their expertise in innovative technologies and ICT for educational purposes, among other training outcomes. Additionally, by engaging in formal or informal professional networks, teachers will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and good practices with like-minded peers.

Open questions

  1. Did you receive any sort of Initial Teacher Education (formal or informal) when you first started working as a teacher?
  2. In your opinion, are there enough opportunities in terms of Continuing Professional Development in your country? Are you following any training of the sort, at the moment?
  3. Can you think of any other practices that could help teachers grow professionally?
  4. Are you a member of any formal or informal professional network? Has it been beneficial for you? In which way?
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Did you receive any sort of Initial Teacher Education (formal or informal) when you first started working as a teacher? Share with us your experience!

I´m José María (I´m from Spain) and I amost did not rceive Initial Teacher Education. I only received very theoretical classes and no real practice. Of course, I speak from many years ago... But today the practice of Initial Teacher Education is starting to work and having many problems. Fortunately, things are chaning and I hope that new teachers have more opportunites to learn.

I´m José María (I´m from Spain) and I almost did not receive Initial Teacher Education. I only received theoretical classes and not real practice. Of course, I speak about many years ago... But I think that even today the practice of young new teachers is starting to work and having many problems. Fortunately, things are changing and I hope that new teachers have more opportunities to learn.

Did you receive any sort of Initial Teacher Education (formal or informal) when you first started working as a teacher? Share with us your experience!

Did you receive any sort of Initial Teacher Education (formal or informal) when you first started working as a teacher? Share with us your experience!