On the 20th and 21st of June, the Rectorate building of U.Porto was the stage for the discussion of the activities of the DITE Project. With the participation of representatives of the partner and associate institutions of this Erasmus+ project, the meeting allowed for the analysis of the work developed that far and the detailed planning of the next steps towards the implementation of the project’s activities and production of expected outputs.
The DITE Project (Diverse Internationalisation of Teacher Education) focuses on the element of internationalisation to increase capabilities of future teachers by sensitising Teacher Education students to international perspectives. As a matter of fact, data shows that Teacher Education in universities has remained one of the least internationalised subjects in higher education. Yet, teachers are expected to educate future generations to become global citizens.
In this context, DITE will learn about the status quo of the internationalisation of teacher education in the involved countries by collecting examples of good practice and interviews with persons actively participating in future teachers’ education. Gathered information will become a basis for the series of trainings for the academic teachers in the partner institutions who teach students of teacher education. It will investigate how such trainings impact skills and competences of the participants in order to make sure that the training objectives are important factor in shaping future teachers’ education. The project is also going to present a model and guidelines for implementing DITE in other institutions. At the very end of the project’s implementation, a DITE network is going to be created consisting of organisations from within and outside the consortium. This DITE network will build on dissemination efforts and ensure long-term sustainability by keeping the DITE spirit alive.
The partnership integrates 6 partner institutions focused on different aspects of internationalisation of higher education: University of Szczecin, Poland (project leader), Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, University of Porto, Portugal, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain, Global Impact Institute, Czech Republic and SGroup – Universities in Europe.
More information at: https://dite.usz.edu.pl/