2. Teachers

2.3. Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development of teachers

Both initial teacher education (ITE) and continuous professional development (CPD) are critical to ensure that teachers acquire the competences, skills and knowledge that allow them to respond to a range of classroom situations. Professional mastery is positively associated with teachers’ satisfaction. This is especially the case for teachers who work in more demanding contexts, such as schools with high levels of socio-economic and educational disadvantage and very heterogeneous groups of learners.

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ITE Modules on ‘Teaching bilingual children’ & 'General education/Christian studies, philosophy of life and citizenship'

The aim of the module on ‘Teaching bilingual children’ is to prepare all future teachers in Denmark to teach bilingual children. The module aims to prepare future teachers to identify educational challenges linked to second (state) language in the teaching of subject knowledge and to favour bilingual pupils' linguistic and academic development in linguistically diverse classrooms. The module on ‘General education/KLM' aims to prepare all future teacher in Denmark to be able interpret public school purposes, the development of professional ethics and to handle complex challenges in the teacher work in the context of cultural, value-based and religious diversity. It aims for future teachers "in a nuanced and reflective way, (…) to relate to ethical, political, democratic and religious challenges associated with education, parent involvement and school in a globalised society". Both measures are mandatory at all university colleges providing ITE in Denmark.

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Area: 2. Teachers

Subareas: 2.1. Teacher skills and competences; 2.3. Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development of teachers

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: Denmark

Nordic Projects to Combat School Dropout

The aim of the report Nordic Projects to Combat School Dropout is to improve and inspire new initiatives for young people, and to create enriching contacts between actors and organisations in the Nordic region.
The Nordic Web Resource on Dropout from Upper Secondary Education was a project commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers and run by the Nordic Welfare Centre between 2012 and 2015. The aim of the project was to compile good examples of initiatives aimed at increasing the proportion of young people in the Nordic region who complete upper secondary education.

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental involvement; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 1.1. School culture and climate; 1.2. School planning and monitoring; 1.3. School management; 1.4. Cooperation within education systems; 2.1. Teacher skills and competences; 2.2. Teachers and their relationships with pupils and parents; 2.3. Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development of teachers; 2.4. Well-being of teachers; 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.2. Learners' participation in school life; 3.3. Career guidance and support; 3.4. Curriculum and learning paths; 3.5. Learning and assessment; 3.6. Extended and extra-curricular learning; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 3.8. Targeted support - Language; 3.9. Targeted support: Migrants, Roma; 3.10. Targeted support - special educational needs and learning difficulties; 3.11. Targeted support - disadvantaged socio-economic background; 4.1. Communication and information; 4.2. Parents' involvement in school governance; 4.3. Spaces for parents and involvement in educational activities; 4.4. Family learning; 5.1. Multidisciplinary teams; 5.2. Stakeholders' networks; 5.3. Partnerships - employers and businesses; 5.4. Partnerships: Community organisations and civic society

Language: EN

Country: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden

System of two teachers in Denmark

Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark together with Ramboll Management Consulting conducted a large-scale randomized trial - the first of its kind in Denmark - on behalf of the Ministry of Education. The study examined the effects of three types of systems with two teachers in the classroom and the impact it would have on students' progression, their well-being and participation in schools. The results show that all three types of systems with two teachers have some positive effects - but in different ways.

Area: 2. Teachers

Subarea: 2.3. Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development of teachers

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: Denmark