Pedagogy and Practice (PedPack)

Overview

The aim of this project is to improve the quality of initial teacher training and produce more confident teachers who are less likely to leave the profession early by updating a resource – the Pedagogical Pack – that was developed in the UK over 10 years ago. The project will provide updated digital resources in 5 key areas to improve the delivery of ITE and support teachers in their early years to both make the teaching profession more attractive and reduce the drop-out rate due to pressure.

The five key topic areas are:

  • Structuring Learning
  • Teaching Models 
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Developing Effective Learning
  • Classroom Management

The objectives are to:

  • update five areas of the pedagogical guidance and digitise them 
  • put the updated guidance into practice in teacher training provision in 5 countries
  • trial and test the methodology and the resources 
  • undertake an impact study on the whole school methodology and the resources
  • share the outcomes and materials widely 

The specific outputs are:

  • A digitised set of pedagogical resources in 5 areas for use in the training and support of trainee teachers 
  • A training package for teacher trainers and school based mentors in the use of the resource
  • A longitudinal impact study on the PedPack methodology and the updated resources with 

 Case studies 

  • A website hosting the downloadable resources and case studies
  • A set of dissemination materials and seminars in 5 countries
  • A research report with recommendations on policy

Funding

The overall budget is €199,986 (European Commission)

Period

01.11.2018 – 31.10.2020

Duration

24 months

Partners

  • UK – edEUcation Ltd
  • Portugal – Lusofona University
  • Slovenia – Primorska University
  • Spain – CPIFP, Baja Aragon
  • Germany – Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe

Researchers

  • Ana Paula Silva