DITE - Diverse Internationalisation of Teacher Education

Cooperation partnerships in higher education 2021-1-PL01-KA220-HED-000031129

EN Co-Funded by the EU_POS

Why?

Teacher Education (TE) in universities has remained one of the least internationalised subjects in higher education. Yet, teachers are expected to educate future generations to become global citizens. In other words, students of teacher education are so far ill-equipped to transform their prospective pupils into individuals with a global mindset. Since international projects in schools are comparatively rare and most teachers do not have or take opportunities to engage in further education in internationalisation at a later stage, (high) school education shows comparatively few international components.

What?

DITE focuses on the element of internationalisation to increase capabilities of future teachers by sensitising TE students to international perspectives. We know from the Erasmus Impact Study 2014 and various follow-up studies that mobility is not the solution if we want a large percentage of students (90%+) to be reached by internationalisation. Therefore, DITE relies on internationalisation at home (IaH) to develop a model of globalised teacher education through diverse internationalisation with a focus on students becoming teachers in upper secondary education.

How?

We’re going to learn about the status quo of the internationalisation of teacher education in our countries by collecting examples of good practice and interviews with persons actively participating in future teachers education. Gathered information will become a basis for the series of trainings for the academic teachers in our institutions who teach students of teacher education. We are going to investigate how our trainings impact skills and competences of the participants in order to make sure that our training objectives are important factor in shaping future teachers education. We are also going to present a model and guidelines for implementing DITE in other insitutions. We are aiming at creating a DITE network consisting of organisations from within and outside the consortium. This DITE network will build on dissemination efforts and ensure long-term sustainability by keeping the DITE spirit alive.

Who?

A project consortium is created by 6 institutions focused on different aspects of internationalisation of higher education: University of Szczecin, Poland (a project leader) and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, University of Porto, Portugal, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain, Global Impact Institute, Czech Republic and SGroup – Universities in Europe.

News

  • Good practice survey

    Good practice survey

    We’re working on our report and we would like you to join in! We’re looking for good practice of internationalisation of teacher education. Share your experience with us and fill our survey in!Read more →

  • Partners meeting in Porto

    Partners meeting in Porto

    University of Porto hosted a second partners meeting this week. It was a great opportunity to finally meet almost everyone in person and those who couldn’t make it, joined us online.Read more →

  • Cooperation with the West Pomeranian In-Service Teacher Training Center

    Cooperation with the West Pomeranian In-Service Teacher Training Center

    The University of Szczecin has signed an agreement with the West Pomeranian In-Service Teacher Training Center. The aim of the cooperation is to reinforce teacher training programmes in West Pomeranian region.Read more →

  • Joint Polish-German teaching studies

    Joint Polish-German teaching studies

    University of Szczecin and University of Greifswald have signed an agreement founding joint Polish-German teaching studies. Admission at both universities opens soon and the first students will start their education in October 2022.Read more →

Media corner

  • Partners

    UPorto

    AMU

    URV

    GII

    SGroup

  • Associated Partners

    Martina Baseggio, eTwinning ambassador, Czech Republic

    V Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Adama Asnyka w Szczecinie, Poland

    Escola Secundária de Paredes, Portugal

    Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament d’Educació, Serveis Territorials a Tarragona, Spain

  • Contact us

    International Relations Department
    University of Szczecin
    dite@usz.edu.pl