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SIG Forum Meeting – Teacher Education and Development

This TED SIG AGM will be reflecting upon challenges over these last few years and possible ways forward. The convenors would be delighted to hear from any members who would like to lead or participate in an online or hybrid event on a chosen topic. Plenty of time will be available to make suggestions and also to take part in discussion on a key theme: On this day, it will be – Who are the under-represented in University Initial Teacher Education? Either as student teachers or as teacher educators?


16:00 BERA Introduction
16:05 Welcome from Convenors and reports
16:20 What kinds of activities/themes would you like us include?

  • Would you welcome hybrid events?
  • Feel free to put your ideas in the chat or raise your hand
16:35 Theme for discussion – Who are the under-represented in ITE?
16:55 Theme discussion
(Breakout rooms)
17:15 Report back
17:30 Close of meeting

SIG Convenors

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Sultan Turkan, Dr

Senior Lecturer at Queen's University Belfast

I specialize in improving educational practices for multilingual immigrant children. My research is guided by the view of language as a resource for effectively teaching immigrant learners. I have conducted research on the validity and fairness...

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Alison Pearson, Dr

Research Fellow at University of Exeter

Alison has recently completed a PhD in Education: her research has investigated the experiences of long-serving secondary school teachers in order to explore what has challenged and sustained them through their teaching careers, including their...

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Gary Beauchamp, Professor

Professor of Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Gary Beauchamp is Professor of Education in the School of Education and Social Policy at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He was Director of Research from 2009-2020. Gary worked for many years as a primary school teacher, before moving into...

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Lizana Oberholzer, Dr

Senior Lecturer - Postgraduate Provision at University of Wolverhampton

Lizana Oberholzer is a senior lecturer in teacher education and programme lead for the University of Wolverhampton's International MA in Education, as well as the Early Careers Framework and National Professional Qualifications for school...

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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...

Mairead Davidson, Miss

Lecturer in Education at Ulster University

Mairead is the Northern Ireland Rep for the BERA Teacher Education SIG.