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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

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...

Linda Clarke, Professor

Professor of Education at University of Ulster

Linda Clarke was born in Brooklyn, New York, moving to Northern Ireland in early childhood.  She qualified as a teacher in 1983 and served as a Geography teacher and head of department for 15 years. Her Masters degree is in education technology...

Moira Hulme, Professor

Professor of Teacher Education at Manchester Metropolitan University

Moira Hulme is professor of teacher education at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she leads the research group on Teacher Education: Curriculum, Leadership and Inclusion. She co-convenes the BERA Teacher Education and Development SIG....

Pete Boyd, Professor

Director of LED Research Centre at University of Cumbria

Pete Boyd is Professor of Professional Learning at the University of Cumbria in England. He contributes to undergraduate programmes in teacher education and education studies and supervises masters level and doctoral level educational research....

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