Launch of Country Dialogue Labs
The TeachUP policy experimentation is built on two interrelated strands of work. The first is the testing of two different instructional designs and delivery modes for the four TeachUP online courses, in a randomised controlled trial. The second is the creation of the Country Dialogue Labs, which act as a platform for informal dialogue between ITE and CPD stakeholders, where they can exchange on the challenges of adapting ITE and CPD to teachers' new competences, and how to overcome them. As such, they provide a bottom-up input to the Teach-UP policy experimentation, in particular in shaping the content of the upcoming courses.
The first round of TeachUP Country Dialogue Labs is taking place throughout November 2017 and will be continuing until January 2018.
Dates of the Country Dialogue Labs:
The Labs are organised following common Guidelines, designed by Prof Kay Livingston (University of Glasgow) to enable consistency in approach across all countries responsible for running Dialogue Lab.
For the first round of Labs, discussions focus on the gaps which may exist in ITE and CPD delivery on the four new competences for teachers: teacher collaboration, personalised learning, formative assessment, and creative thinking. Extensive use is made of the needs assessment (online survey and literature review) carried out at the beginning of TeachUP.