The Ibero-American University Foundation (FUNIBER) recently participated in a meeting of the European project Erasmus + Digital TA (2022-25), led by the European University of the Atlantic, which proposed the development and implementation of a digital platform with a European approach aimed at improving the teaching practices of student teachers and new teachers.
In this sense, the first online meeting has been held between the main partners of the project; the Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER), the European Atlantic University of Santander (Spain), the University of Limerick (Ireland), the University of Limerick (Ireland), the Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach of Poland, the Artesis Plantijn University College of Antwerp (AP Hogeschool Antwerpen) of Belgium, the Univerzita Palackého v Olomouc of the Czech Republic, the Województwo świętokrzyskie of Poland, Świętokrzyskie Centrum Doskonalenia Nauczycieli w Kielcach of Poland and the CIFP Felipe VI of Segovia (Spain).
This meeting has meant the beginning of a project for the creation of a virtual platform where students, teachers in training and novice teachers, mentors with educational experience, and European Higher Education Institutions (HEI) will find a space to share concerns, doubts and experiences, with the aim of improving the training and teaching practice of future teachers in the European Community. This project benefits from a methodology based on Problem Based Learning (PBL) and the development of a reflective practice guided by trainers and mentors in an international Learning Community at European level.
Similarly, the development and validation of this European digital platform for teacher transition by integrating an international learning community will seek to raise awareness among stakeholders (teachers, mentors, learners, educational institutions, economic, political and social actors) of the potential and need for a common model for practical teacher education in the countries of the European Union to improve teacher education for future generations.
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