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Global Teacher Education (GatherED)

The GatherED project addresses the needs for knowledge and training for teachers working in diverse contexts. The project aims to enhance diversity competence and digital responsibility in teacher education. 

Close-up: the hands of a diverse group of people in different coloured clothes holding eachother. Photo illustration.

Aiming to to explore diversity in different forms and increase awareness of aspects related to global citizenship. Photo illustration by Hannah Busing on Unsplash.

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This is GatherED

About the project

The GatherED project aims to enhance diversity competence and digital responsibility in teacher education. Particularly by increasing knowledge and understanding of global education and global digital citizenship in multilingual and multicultural teacher education contexts.

Research points out that schools and teachers play a key role in equalizing and compensating for social differences in school achievements. Carrying out this project on diversity and global citizenship transnationally is essential for understanding the challenges and opportunities in teaching practices across the participating countries. The project results will create opportunities to impact policies and curricula at local levels and the integration of global citizenship practices in teacher education and schools in order to increase teachers’ capacity to meet European requirements for competent youth and children. 

Objectives

The overarching aim of the GatherED project is to explore diversity in different forms and increase awareness of aspects related to global citizenship.

The objectives are to

  • respond to the need for teacher competence for diversity, digital responsibility and global citizenship
  • develop tools and methodologies to support teachers, including online training and toolkit
  • increase teachers’ and student teachers’ competencies and expand learning from experiences in the five participating countries

Developing tools and resources

The project will develop an Open Education Resource (EdX course) together with a toolkit for teachers that can be implemented in the five partner countries. Main target groups are pre-service teachers (student teachers) as well as practicing teachers. 

Background

Most countries have experienced growing diversities in recent decades. In the five participating countries, Iceland, Norway, Greece, Spain and Israel, schools at all levels include diverse student groups as a result of migration as well as historical minorities. Moreover, the Southern Mediterranean participating countries have experienced immigration and emigration, resulting in large diaspora communities and experience with promoting heritage languages. 

All school levels are facing challenges as well as opportunities in responding to growing diversities. However, many teachers claim they lack further competence in dealing with the divergence of their student population. 

Financing

The GatherED project is funded by EU's Erasmus+ programme.

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