A three part workshop for new Teacher Educators

Integrated with a conference on Teacher Education at the 10th TEAN Conference 9th and 10th May 2019

Teacher Education Advancement Network





Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham

In association with



The highly successful ‘Becoming a Teacher Education’ workshops have been held annually since 2007 and have provided an element of academic induction for more than 500 colleagues who are in their first year or two of appointment to new roles as Teacher Educators based in higher education, colleges and schools.

The workshops are integrated with the annual TEAN Conference. They will consist of three linked sessions that will address the challenges of professional identity, workplace context, pedagogy, and research activity for Teacher Educators. Integration with the conference means that participants will also be able to take part in a range of keynote lectures and research presentations and discuss these as part of the workshop.

The workshops are designed for all those who are relatively new to teacher education work (for example up to three years in the role), whether based in schools, colleges or in higher education. The workshop provides a challenging perspective on the pedagogy of teacher education and on the place of scholarship and research in the work of different teacher educator roles. It aims to provide a supportive environment for sharing experiences and for considering useful strategies and resources for building practice and identity as a teacher educator.

The integrated Becoming a Teacher Educator workshops, together with the TEAN conference, provide a unique experience for you and excellent networking opportunities.

Two online publications provide useful open access pre-reading for the workshop:

Becoming a teacher educator: guidelines for inductionGuidelines 


Being a school-based teacher educator: developing pedagogy and identity in facilitating work-based higher education in a professional field Practitioner Research in Higher Education - available at https://ojs.cumbria.ac.uk/index.php/prhe/article/view/135

Team of presenters:

Dr Pete Boyd, Associate Professor, University of Cumbria

Kim Harris, University of Worcester

Professor Jean Murray, University of East London

Dr Liz White, University of Hertfordshire

Quotes from previous delegates


'I attended the Becoming a Teacher Educator Workshops which I found interesting, useful and were a good balance of discussion and getting to know the other people there, and input from the presenters.'  

'Scholarship and research: A very inspiring session, encouraging us to find and maintain "mission critical" time.'

'Having the opportunity to think about my own role and the expectations of the university was great. I now have a clearer picture of my own ambition- thank you!' 

'These workshops, in my newness to my role were the most insightful and useful. These workshops really made me consider the varied role and identify personal next steps.' 

Delegates at the 2017 and 2018 TEAN Conferences.

To register for the conference, please visit the Conference Page