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Special Interest Group

Teacher Education and Development

The group covers research in initial teacher education, continuing professional development and teachers’ careers.The aims of the Teacher Education and Development SIG are:

  • to bring together all those with a special interest in the full continuum of teacher education – initial teacher education, induction, early professional development continuing professional development, accomplished teaching/advanced certification and leadership preparation/development across school and higher education settings;
  • to promote UK-wide, comparative and international perspectives on contemporary developments in policy and practice for teacher education and teaching across the life course;
  • to promote research on and for teacher education, including consideration of the work and identities of teachers and teacher educators;
  • to explore and theorise the links between knowledge creation and identity across the continuum of student, teacher and teacher educator learning.

SIG Convenors

Lizana Oberholzer

Senior Lecturer - Teacher Education and School Direct Programme Lead at University of East London

Lizana is a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, Leading on the MA in Leadership in Education. She is passionate about Teacher Education, and led on school-based teacher education at university level and as a SCITT Director. She is a...

Lorna Hamilton, Dr

Senior Lecturer at University of Edinburgh

Having worked as an English teacher and as a primary teacher, I draw on substantial experience in schools to inform my teaching. I am also passionate about educational research and the ways in which research can help inform teaching and learning...

Gary Beauchamp, Professor

Associate Dean: Research at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Gary Beauchamp is Associate Dean (Research) for the School of Education and Social Policy and Professor of Education. After many years working as a primary school teacher, Gary moved into higher education as a lecturer at Swansea University. He...

Content associated with this SIG

Covid-19 and Teaching Schools

In this episode of the BERA Podcast the Teacher Education SIG explores the impact Covid-19 has had on teaching schools

Podcast22 Sep 2020

BAME Educators and Covid-19

This episode of the BERA Podcast features an interview with Allana Gay, the founder of the BAMEeD Network.

Podcast16 Sep 2020