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Teacher Education in Times of Change: recent developments and future challenges

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Teacher education across the four nations of the UK is undergoing a period of significant change. This seminar, hosted by the Teacher Education and Development SIG, explores the emergence of diverse patterns of provision and some implications for workforce planning and development. The discussion will address core issues including: policy making processes and the role of expert panels; recruitment to ITE; and the university relation to the professional field.


12.30 Arrival and registration
13.00 Welcome and introduction: Policy change in teacher education in the UK
BERA SIG convenors: Professor Moira Hulme, Manchester Metropolitan University, Professor Linda Clarke, University of Ulster & Professor Gary Beauchamp, Cardiff Metropolitan University
13.15 Routes into Teaching across the UK: do recruitment decisions in HEIs and schools reflect different conceptions of teaching?
Professor Peter Davies, University of Birmingham
13.45 Diversity in Teacher Education: the shifting landscape
Dr Kate Reynolds, Bath Spa University
14.15 Coffee
14.30 What is the distinctive role of universities in the new landscape of Initial Teacher Education?
Professor Tony Brown & Dr Harriet Rowley, Manchester Metropolitan University
15.00 Re-drawing partnership boundaries: the beginnings and development of a School–led Secondary ITE programme
Yvonne Sinclair, Head of Secondary Programmes, & Karen Meanwell, Head of ITE Quality Assurance and Partnerships, Manchester Metropolitan University
15.30 Participant responses and panel discussion
16.00 Close of meeting


BERA offer a limited amount of bursaries for BERA Student Members only.

  • Bursaries are available for BERA Student Members to the value of £50 towards travel, and complimentary registration for the event.

To apply for one of these bursaries, please email with a 200 word statement on why you want to attend this event. Bursaries are offered on a first come, first served basis. Once approved you will be sent details of how to register online. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA in the current year.