FUTURES FOR TEACHERS Rosemary Sage Professor of Education Dean of The College of Teachers
IMPROVING THE TEACHER IMAGE! Don’t go near Miss Head, Just stay in bed, Jump in a box and hide Our old teacher Is fond of the little ones Roasted, frittered or fried! До госпожа Главчева не доближавай!! Или в леглото си се излежавай, или кашон голям си намери, скачай в него и очите затвори! И защо – деца обича госпожата наша, нооо..... печени, пържени или сготвени на каша! A verse by a student about teachers! Стихче, написано от ученик за учителите!
THERE ARE MANY VIEWS OF TEACHERS & TEACHING In this Japanese school - students are the teachers!
EDUCATION FAVOURS LEFT BRAIN DEVELOPMENT Teachers need to develop Right brains to prepare for jobs FACTSUNDERSTANDING analysessynthesises
THE EU AIMS TO IMPROVE THE IMAGE OF TEACHERS & TEACHING because.... Education is vital for global understanding Education standards vary across Europe There is no consensus about education purposes/goals Education targets critical thinking & knowledge above creative thinking & understanding required for jobs A project to meet aims includes BULGARIA
RAISING STANDARDS OF TEACHERS & TEACHING POLICY FOR EDUCATOR EVIDENCE IN PORTFOLIOS (PEEP) Based on EU principles for teachers & 3 career stages: initial, mid, specialist Well qualified Continual Professional Development Partnerships Mobility Evidence of personal & professional development Formal - qualifications Non-formal - planned – curriculum project Informal - unplanned – competencies gained from activities like learning a language
‘ In seeking knowledge - the first step is silence - the second listening - the third remembering - the fourth practising & the fifth - teaching others’ Solomon & Gabirol Teachers do an important job Tracking careers with a broader range of evidence establishes professional status strongly & clearly E-portfolios enable sharing with others for many purposes – job interviews, annual appraisals & staff training Professions using e-portfolios report they help reflective practice, monitor career development & bring pride in achievements
USING AN E-PORTFOLIO RAISES STANDARDS Educate for humanity & understanding as well as knowledge... Target communicative & cultural issues in diversity Form relationships with successful nations Value talk as the technology for understanding Facilitate images & non-verbal communication Loosen learning frameworks & increase freedom Educate for students rather than systems.......... Right & Left Brain!
Time to rest both my Right & Left brains & dream of my e-portfolio!