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Becoming a Teacher Educator

A three part workshop for new Teacher Educators

Integrated with a conference on Teacher Education at the 8th TEAN Conference 11th and 12th May 2017

Teacher Education Advancement Network

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Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham

In association with

Critical Publishing, Critical Publishing



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 400 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. You will also be given an opportunity to present to the group on something from your own practice or a critique of a paper you have found useful. 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 workshop, together with the TEAN conference, provides 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 induction - available at TEAN Teacher Educators’ Storehouse here.

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

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

‘Very good - useful for planning one's career in first years being a teacher educator’

‘Great session- very well planned and delivered’

‘Extremely beneficial’

‘Good opportunity to discuss with others’

‘I feel much better informed now, thanks’

- Delegates at the 2016  Becoming a Teacher Educator Workshops at the 7th TEAN conference


To register for the conference, please visit the Conference Page.

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