'The Importance of Education'

The first TEAN conference took place at Glasgow Caledonian University on May 21 2010, attracting a wide audience of delegates and presenters from across the four countries of the UK. Professor Pamela Gillies, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian welcomed delegates to the conference and then Antony Finn, Chief Executive of the General Teaching Council of Scotland opened the conference. The keynote address was given by Professor John Gardner from Queen's University, Belfast who delivered a thought-provoking and entertaining talk on the conference theme, 'The Importance of Education'.

The range of presentations, round table presentations and workshops was of very high quality and much appreciated by delegates who thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks are due to our main sponsors: ESCalate and the the General Teaching Council for Scotland, as well as all the exhibitors, administrators and colleagues who helped make the day so well received. The conference was a great success and the next conference is already in the planning stages, so watch the website for details!

Conference Materials

You can access some of the PowerPoint presentations and other resource material by clicking on the items in the following list:

John Gardner - The Importance of Education

Dawne Bell - Facilitating the change: Teaching as a Masters level profession PPRound table notes

Debbie Reel and Helen Davies - Enquiry Based Learning: the impact on Postgraduate trainees

Grace Paton - Giving Early Level teachers voice

Heather McClue - The Big Bang: bringing transformational education to an Academy

Ian Minty - Widening access to ITE in Northern Scotland, Case studies

Jill Wallis - Issues facing mature returners to education and strategies employed by an applied education division

John Lodge - Critical review of the ways that PowerPoint is being used in lectures

Karen Stuart - Living the TheorySocial and Emotional Aspects of Learning

Liane Purnell - Engaging students with assessment criteria

Maarten Tas and Sue Forsythe - An evaluation of the collaboration between Mathematics and Science ITE tutors in developing teaching strategies to support their students with M level writing

Philip Long - The impact of teacher training on university lecturers

Rachel Lofthouse - Aspects of professional learning a new framework for student reflection

Rachel Morgan-Guthrie, Parminder Assi, Bob Shipman - A case study relating to the development of an international placement for ITE students

Sandra Eady - Perceptions of Masters level PGCE

GTCS - The role of the GTCS in encouraging early professional learning and development for teachers

Irene Bell - Developing reflective practice skills for ITE

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