EMINENT -Experts Meeting in Education Networking is an annual event organised by European Schoolnet. This year's event "Teacher Training for the 21st Century" took place on 4-5 December 2013 in Helsinki, Finland.
As demonstrated by results of research such as the Survey of Schools: ICT in Education from European Schoolnet and many of its projects, teacher training is essential to allow for innovation in the classroom, improving pupils' results and reaching teaching excellence.
- Providing policy makers and industry partners with the most up-to-date information regarding the latest trends on ICT use in schools.
- Identifying current roadblocks to upscaling and mainstreaming ICT in schools.
- Helping European Schoolnet to define its future work programme.
Download the presentations (pdf):
- Welcome address: Learning is moving ahead, Giovanni Biondi, Chair of European Schoolnet
- Key note address: Educators as the drivers of innovation in digital pedagogy, Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies in the Faculty of Culture and Pedagogy, and Assistant Director for Open Mode Learning, Institute of Education, University of London.
- First plenary roundtable: Latest trends in education - what the research says. Chair: Patricia Wastiau, Principal Advisor for Studies, European Schoolnet; Speaker: Morten Soby The Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education
- Roundtable on initial teacher training: Challenges and best practices. Chair: Roger Blamire, Senior Advisor, European Schoolnet
- Initial teacher education in National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Majella Dempsey, Maynooth University, Ireland
- In search of the future education, Dr. Kari Kumplainen, University of Oulu, Finland
- Education in Europe, Initial teacher education, Dr. Asa Morberg, Vice president of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe
- iTEC - A look into the future(s), Will Ellis, iTEC Project Manager
- Capacity building for access for all: teacher education in ICT and inclusion, Jan de Craemer, Belgium Flemish Community Ministry of Education
- Teacher professional development and STEM: How to engage pupils better? Dr. Agueda Gras-Velazquez, Science Programme Manager, European Schoolnet
- KeyCoNet and Entrepreneurial project: can you teach entrepreneurship?, Maite Debry, Project Manager, European Schoolnet.
- Report from the workshops by Roger Blamire, Senior Advisor, European Schoolnet
- New opportunities for in-service teacher trainning, Jim Ayre, Senior Advisor, European Schoolnet
- A European overview on the organisation of professional development opportunities for teachers, Presentation from Eurydice network, Bernadette Forsthuber, Executive Agency for Culture, Education and Audiovisual
- Reform of teacher professional development in Spain, José Luis Cabello, Spanish Ministry of Education
- Best practices in Italy, Samuele Borri, INDIRE
- Experiences and good practices from large scale teacher trainning ICT projects in Greece, Demetra Egarchou, CTI - "Diophantus"
- Moving together with the European School Academy, Patricia Wastiau, Principal Advisor for Studies, European Schoolnet
- Closing of the conference by European Schoolnet