Teacher education and trainings
The subject of teacher education and training has long been in the focus of the cooperation in the SEE region. The policy makers have recognized the importance of the subject, stressing out its importance for the overall increase in the quality of education. For that reason, ERI SEE, together with its partner European Training Foundation (ETF) initiated the Teacher Education and Training Network for South East Europe (SEE TET Network), with its establishing meeting held in Belgrade on 28th June 2018.
The members of the SEE TET Network are representatives of agencies in charge of teacher education and training (continuous professional developments – CPDs) and ministries of education, who identified the critical issues for which regional peer learning and exchanges of practices can be beneficial and stimulating. Some of those critical issues, around which the regional cooperation will revolve, include digitalisation (increase in digital skills, use of digital tools in classrooms and in CPDs), needs analysis systems for CPDs (identifying needs at individual, school and state level, CPD planning at school and state level etc.), quality of CPDs (training of trainers, measuring impact and effectiveness, on-line data-base of courses and participants, standards for trainers and trainings etc.).
Initial meeting of the SEE Teacher Education and Training network, Belgrade, 28th June 2018:
The second meeting of the SEE Teacher Education and Training Network took place during the Launching and Thematic Conference: Regional Cooperation for Quality Education and Training, held in Belgrade on 26th October 2018.
The third meeting of the SEE Teacher Education and Training Network took place in Podgorica, on 29th May 2019, focusing on the subject of need analysis for teachers’ professional development:
Development of the Study on teacher education and training (continuous professional development) needs analysis systems in South Eastern Europe (March – April 2020) – ongoing