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    FEBRUARY 20TH, 2024
    University of Lisbon, Portugal 

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Effective Induction Policies to Enhance the Teaching Profession in Europe

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The Event

The Conference emphasizes the importance of the professional induction phase and acknowledges its crucial role in shaping the future of the teaching profession. European research highlights the challenges faced by teachers, such as a lack of support, social recognition, and adequate preparation, particularly in the early years of their careers. Induction programmes are vital in responding to these challenges, bridging the gaps in initial teacher education, and connecting theory with practice. Induction comprises systematic and collaborative processes of professional development, where experienced teachers act as mentors, guiding and supporting their colleagues.


The Conference highlights the need for formal training for mentors and the transformative impact of certified mentor training programmes on shaping the teaching career. The results of LOOP model – a Teachers’ Induction Programme based on a Mentoring Programme – will be presented and discussed. The model seeks to contextualize national European differences and provides a valuable tool for education systems to support beginning teachers in adapting to the new workplace culture.


The Conference aims to provide a platform for knowledge exchange, collaborative discussions, and actionable insights between different stakeholders (e.g., teachers, mentors, policy-makers, researchers, teachers training centers, national education administrations, school leaders) that will contribute to the advancement of effective induction and mentoring practices for teachers across Europe.


TARGET GROUP:
Teachers, Mentors, Policy-makers, Researchers, Teachers Training centers, National education administrations, School leaders, New qualified teachers, Public authorities, Future teachers, Teachers, Trainers.

Registrations

Pre-registration is required.

Certificates of attendance will be awarded to the participants!

*Registration for in-person participation is closed! Register NOW to attend online!

TOPICS

Teachers’ Professional Induction Programme

Mentor Training Programme

Induction and mentoring processes: insights from European countries

Perspectives of National Education Administrations on Teachers’ Induction (Slovenia, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Italy)

Policy Recommendations for Strengthening the Teacher’s Induction

Event Speakers

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Andreia Monteiro

INOVA+ (Portugal)

Andreja Schmuck

Ministry of Education of Slovenia

Antoni Tort Bardolet

Dr. in Pedagogy, Professor at University of Vic-UCC (Spain)

Bruno Curko

Association Petit Philosophy (APP) , Croatia

Domenico de Fano

Libera Universitàt del Mediterraneo Jean Monnet (LUM), Italy

Estela Costa

Associate Professor – Deputy Director at IE-ULisboa, Portugal

Kostas Dimopoulos

University of the Peloponnese (Greece)

Luís Miguel Carvalho

Director of the Instituto de Educação – Universidade de Lisboa

Maria João Ferreira

Directorate-General of School Administration (DGAE) of Portugal

Marko Weilguny

Research Manager and Projects Coordinator at the University of Ljubljana

Marta Peixoto

Casa do Professor (Portugal)

Panagiotis Piliouras

Institute of Educational Policy of Greece

Pedro Costa

Project Coordinator (INOVA+), Portugal

Rui Trindade

Scientific Council for Continuous Training

Susana Castanheira Lopes*

Director-General – Directorate-General of School Administration

Nádia Ferreira

External Evaluator (ISPA, Portugal)

Eran Tamir

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Schedule


20
February
Tuesday
  • 9:30 AM

    Registration

  • 9:45 AM

    Opening session

    • Luís Miguel Carvalho, Director of the Instituto de Educação – Universidade de Lisboa
    • Susana Castanheira Lopes*, Director-General – Directorate-General of School Administration
    • Rui Trindade, Scientific Council for Continuous Training
    • Pedro Costa, LOOP Project Coordinator – INOVA+
  • 10:15 AM

    Round Table| Perspectives of National Education Administrations on Teachers’ Induction

    • Slovenia – Andreja Schmuck, Ministry of Education
    • Portugal – Maria João Ferreira, Directorate-General of School Administration (DGAE)
    • Greece – Panagiotis Piliouras, Institouto Ekpedeftikis Politikis (Institute of Educational Policy)
    • Spain – Carme Rodríguez, Catalan Ministry of Education
    • Croatia – Daria Kurtić, National Agency for Education
    • Italy – Maria Chiara Pettenati, National Institute for Documentation, Innovation and Educational
      Research (INDIRE)

    Moderation: Kostas Dimopoulos, University of the Peloponnese

  • 11:30 AM

    Coffee break

  • 12:00 PM

    Keynote speaker

    • Eran Tamir (Tel Aviv University, Israel) – Teacher induction and mentoring in Israel

    Moderation: Carolina Carvalho, IE-ULisboa

  • 13:00 PM

    Lunch break

  • 14:30 PM

    Panel session| Induction and mentoring processes: insights from European countries

    • Portugal – Andreia Monteiro, INOVA+
    • Greece – Kostas Dimopoulos, University of the Peloponnese
    • Slovenia – Marko Weilguny, University of Ljubljana
    • Spain – Antoni Tort Bardolet, University of Vic – UCC (Central University of Catalonia)
    • Croatia – Bruno Curko, Association Petit Philosophy (APP)
    • Italy – Domenico de Fano, Università LUM Giuseppe Degennaro

    Moderation: Margarida Amador, Casa do Professor

  • 16:30 PM

    Policy Recommendations for Strengthening the Teacher’s Induction

    • Nádia Ferreira – External Evaluator – ISPA
    • Marta Peixoto, Casa do Professor
    • Estela Costa, IE-ULisboa

    Moderation: Zoe Batsi, IDEC

  • 17:15 PM

    Closing session

    • António Leite, Secretary of State for Education (Portugal)
    • Pedro Costa, Project Coordinator
    • Estela Costa, Portuguese IE-ULisboa team Coordinator

ORGANISER


Instituto de Educação, Universidade de Lisboa (IE-ULisboa)

Instituto de Educação, Universidade de Lisboa (IE-ULisboa) is a higher education school dedicated to research, teaching, and intervention in society and public policy, in the field of Education and Training.
IE-ULisboa promotes a university education of excellency, providing students the right conditions to learn and take action in different contexts of education and training, whether in public services, in companies and in the third sector.

With long experience in teacher training, IE-ULisboa coordinates the Master Programs in Teaching to professionally qualify candidates for teaching in lower and higher Secondary Education subjects.
The initial and continuing training at IE-Ulisboa is excellent. It aims to prepare teachers for new challenges in a knowledge society in multi-character and demanding contexts.


LOOP is a policy experimentation Erasmus + project that stands for empowering teachers personal, professional and social continuous development through innovative peer-induction programmes.
It aims to contribute to the shift towards a comprehensive teaching profession policy that spans all stages of their professional careers

Project LOOP- Empowering teachers personal, professional and social continuous development through innovative peer-induction programmes (626148-EPP-1- 2020-2- PT-EPPKA3-PI-POLICY)

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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