PartnershipThe School of Education places a significant emphasis on cooperative and collaborative thinking, learning and working in professional contexts.  It has developed an excellent reputation for local, national and international partnerships.

The School has well-established partnerships with local authorities which are geographically wide-ranging, ie:

  • Aberdeen City
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Dundee
  • Fife
  • Highland
  • Moray
  • Orkney and Shetland Islands 

Taking forward 'Teaching Scotland's Future' recommendations, our partnership activity for Teacher Education focuses on the continuum from Initial Teacher Education -  Early Phase, to Career-Long Professional Learning, including Master's level enquiry.

Initiatives related to Teacher Education:

  • Technology Enhanced Professional Learning (TEPL)
  • Distance Learning Initial Teacher Education (DLITE)
  • Northern Partnership Professional Learning Networks
  • Master's Level Learning, Professional Enquiry and Action Research
  • Mentoring Partnership Project
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Practice

Initiatives related to other professional contexts:

  • Community Learning and Development

At an international level the School’s partners include:

  • South China Normal University in the delivery of a taught Masters level programme on Teaching and Learning for Enterprise and Employability
  • Universidad de San Adres in Argentina for collaboration on academic and research related development in the Creative Arts

International visitors to the School have included:

  • Tania Tagle (Chile) - research in mentoring and teacher education
  • Mar Badia (Barcelona) – research in classroom discipline and emotional intelligence linked to educational psychology