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Teaching for divercity. A steppingstone to team-oriented perspectives on educating teachers and catering for student diversity.

The project aims at modelling the transition to a renewed teacher education by means of intercollege teams fostering cooperation, expertise sharing and collaborative learning. The project takes its departure from a shared focus on preparing novice teachers for urban education and wants to impact upon class practice in schools and in teacher education itself. The project comprises three subsections ('communities of practice') that concern the central tenet of 'teaching for divercity': (1) Linguistic diversity (co-supervisors: Jordi Casteleyn, Mathea Simons & Rianne Pinxten)(2) Urban education (co-supervisors: Paul Janssenswillen & Wouter Schelfhout)(3) Inclusive education (co-supervisors: Elke Struyf & Ellen Vandervieren).Partner institutions are: CVO Crescendo, CVO Horito, CVO Provincie Antwerpen, CVO HBO 5 Antwerpen, Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool, Karel de Grote Hogeschool and Universiteit Antwerpen. The communities of practice are composed of staff from these partner institutions, constituting genuine learning communities managed by a process coach (Carlijne Ceulemans until 30.09.2017). This approach allows for design-based research into the functioning and effectivity of learning teams.
Date:15 Dec 2016  →  31 Mar 2018
Disciplines:Education curriculum, Education systems, General pedagogical and educational sciences, Specialist studies in education, Other pedagogical and educational sciences