Dr Ragnhild Lyngved Staberg, Sør-Trøndelag University College
Prof. Dr Birgit Pepin, Sør-Trøndelag University College
Dr Josette Farrugia, University of Malta
Prof. Dr Konrad Krainer, Alpen‐Adria‐University Klagenfurt
Here you can download the schedule for track 1 (final version): Conference Programme Track 1.pdf
Reaching a large number of teachers with an innovative content, such as inquiry-based learning (IBL) or connecting school to the world of work, in face-to-face professional development courses is accomplished by using a pyramid model: Engaged teachers or researchers are trained to become multipliers, who then go on to train other teachers. This pyramid model has proven efficient and effective within various contexts and projects (e.g. Sinus project in Germany, EU project PRIMAS, cf. also Rocard, et al., 2007). Nevertheless, educating multipliers poses considerable challenges inherent to the specific requirements of the multipliers' dual role. Multipliers act as experts in some subject-related content, and at the same time, as professionals in adult education. Therefore, training multipliers has to cover both of these requirements.
This conference track offers an opportunity for presenters to exchange experiences from the practical field and/or to discuss relevant research results. Proposals in this track may include practice-oriented reports from teacher educators, training centres and policy makers, and poster or paper presentations from the perspective of research and/or practice.
The track focuses on key questions such as (examples):