After plenty of work at the end of 2019, including a very productive partner meeting in Barcelona last November, several sessions with the participating students of cohort III and a couple of binational partner meetings, we are currently at the stage of preparing the last 7 months of our project. This comprises a variety of dissemination activities, transnational and local project events as well as collaborative research endeavors. We have handed in a proposal at the MiTE Conference taking place in Galway at the end of May and are planning to submit a paper at the ECER Conference with the whole project consortium, which will take place in Glasgow at the end of August, shortly before the project finishes. Based on the data we collected in the project, we are right now in the process of working on a number of articles, which we hope to submit quite soon. We also intend to produce an online book which we plan to publish through Research Publishing Net after the project is over. This publication will include thematic chapters which will be based on the Intellectual Outputs of the project and produced by the different project partners. Moreover, it will contain a number of contributions created by doctoral and MA/BA students who took part in the project.
Right now, we are looking forward to an interesting last study week, which will take place at the end of March. We hope to welcome many practitioners, researchers and other stakeholders who are interested in promoting professionalism, innovation and transnational collaboration in teacher education across Europe and beyond to our Final Conference taking place on 25./26. June 2020.
At the beginning of July, we had two intensive days where we met the students of our last cohort here in Karlsruhe. They presented their e-portfolios, as well as first versions of their project outputs, including podcasts, video tutorials and multimodal websites containing some results of their research projects. For their research projects, they visited schools, conducted online or telephone interviews with teachers, developed a WhatsApp interview using audio-messaging, and created surveys that they shared with teachers and/or on social media. You can find all of their e-portfolios here. Some outputs will be uploaded on the student outputs section. All in all, we were very impressed by the students' engagement and the outputs they developed so far! We are looking forward to send as many students as possible to our partner institutions for the last study week.
Please check out our newest publication by G. Schwab & M. Oestere (2019) on 'Fostering Research Orientation in an International Setting in Language Teacher Education. A research working paper.', which was published in CollectivED Working Papers, Issue 8.
On Monday, 05 May 2019, all partners kicked off the second study week of the proPIC project. This time, the study week is hosted at the University of Kiel, the University of Borås, the University of Barcelona, and Newcastle University. The international students will work together on several activities getting to know a variety of mobile tools and approaches to integrate them in their own teaching and learning. They will further take part in school visits and cultural activities organised by our local partners. Great work so far!!!