About the Project
Funded by the Scottish Government, the Hunter Foundation and the University of Aberdeen, Scottish Teachers for a New Era (STNE) is investigating and developing a new model for teacher education. In order to achieve this, the following groups are working together to share ideas and experiences, engage in research activity and explore new approaches in learning and teaching:
- teacher educators
- other professionals from local authorities
- national agencies
To facilitate this, Scottish Teachers for a New Era is developing an inclusive ‘way of working’ to promote an environment within which professionals can work in a collaborative way.
Scottish Teachers for a New Era is drawing from a similar initiative in the USA. The Carnegie Corporation of New York is supporting eleven Teachers for a New Era (TNE) institutions across the USA that are re-structuring their teacher education provision. Carnegie has set out some broad design principles:
- engaging with the wider institution (to allow education students to gain a broader and deeper curriculum knowledge);
- developing teaching as a ‘clinical’ practice profession (continually investigating learning whilst also developing a deep knowledge-base and learning through apprenticeship);
- providing research-based evidence for proposed changes.
Partnership with TNE provides an opportunity to share ideas and findings in an international context.