Josep Alemany, coordinator of the Erasmus Plus DigitalTA (2022-2025) and professor at the European University of the Atlantic (UNEATLANTICO), recently took part in the Spanish radio program Euroconexión, as a result of the existing agreement between the Association of Spanish University Radios and the European Parliament, to talk about the project’s progress.
Selected by the European Executive Agency for Education and Culture among the eleven best projects for the 2021 edition, Erasmus+ DigitalTA (2022-25) is of great importance in the Cantabrian, national and European educational field. This is an initiative co-funded by the European Union that proposes the design and implementation of an open digital resource to improve the transition of studies and practices of student teachers and new teachers. To this end, a learning community was created where they can find solutions and answers to their day-to-day experiences as teachers.
Throughout the broadcast, Alemany emphasizes that the project’s main objective is to improve the practical training of teachers within the member states of the European Union, before and during the exercise of their profession. The initiative seeks to curtail the dropout rate from teaching professions, one of the many challenges facing education in Europe.
Almany emphasized the lack of student experience at the end of their academic process and offered a message of hope: “If you’ve been lucky enough to properly develop your skills throughout your undergraduate degree and supplemented it with experience, and you’re also restless and listen to people who want to support you and help you while you’re developing your profession in your early career, you’re going to end up becoming a good teacher.”
It is worth mentioning that DigitalTA is the only project of its kind led by a Spanish university. The initiative enables collaboration and relations between various institutions and countries, and responds to the European concern on improving the quality of teachers and professors.
If you are interested in the field of education, we invite you to tune in to the Euroconexión episode, which you can listen to via the player below.
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