4th Annual School of Education Postgraduate Research Conference



Wednesday, 18th January 2017 17.00 - 18.30
James Scotland Suite (MR 028), MacRobert Building, King’s Campus, University of Aberdeen

The Role and Contribution of Higher Education in Contemporary Teacher Education

Ian Menter - Emeritus Professor of Teacher Education, University of Oxford

This talk is based on a paper recently commissioned by the Scottish Council of Deans of Education. The paper examines international practices and research and relates the analysis of these insights to the current Scottish context and to the developments that have occurred since the publication of Teaching Scotland's Future ('The Donaldson Report').

The paper concludes that Scottish teacher education has many facets that may be acclaimed and that in looking ahead it is crucial to maintain the significant involvement of universities in all provision, in order to ensure that teachers in Scotland are equipped to face the challenges of the twenty first century and to play their part in the continuing development of civic culture and challenging educational disadvantage.

This seminar is free to attend and welcomes all staff, postgraduate research students as well as teachers and the general public. If you would like to attend or for further information please contact: elizabeth.robertson@abdn.ac.uk.