Teachers as Learning Specialists – Implications for Teachers' Pedagogical Knowledge and Professionalism
Brussels, 18 June 2014
|Background and Objectives|
This symposium, co-hosted by CERI in the framework of the Innovative Teaching for Effective Learning (ITEL) project and by the Department of Education and Training of the Flemish Ministry, focused on teachers’ pedagogical knowledge. The main objective was to get a good understanding of how teacher knowledge can be conceptualised and measured and what elements might influence this knowledge. The themes also included the potential of integrating new findings from the Science of Learning (e.g., in particular, the neurosciences) in this knowledge and what impact the increasing demand on teaching 21st century skills might have on teacher knowledge.
The objective of this Symposium was to engage in discussions with leading experts in order to inform the development of a conceptual framework for developing an instrument to profile the pedagogical knowledge base of teachers. The Symposium brought together leading researchers in the field, who made presentations of their conceptual and empirical work to begin exploring the following questions:
Download the Project Background Report, which describes the policy context and the project objectives and gives a brief synthesis of the research literature.
Download the Symposium Programme, which also contains the speakers' biographies.
|Sigrid Blömeke||Modelling teachers' professional competence as a multi-dimensional construct||Summary||Slides|
|Thamar Voss||Teachers' general pedagogical/psychological knowledge: Conceptualization and test construction (Thamar Voss was not able to present at the symposium.)||Summary||Slides|
|Johannes König||Motivations for teaching and relationship to pedagogical knowledge||Summary||Slides|
|Fani Lauermann||Teacher responsibility: ties to pedagogical knowledge and professionalism||Summary||Slides|
|Daniel Ansari||Why should teachers care about cognitive neuroscience?||Summary||Slides|
|James W. Pellegrino||What is the evidence on teaching and learning 21st century skills?||Summary||Slides|
|Kirsti Klette||Measuring teaching expertise from the point of classroom observations||Summary||Slides|
|Fien Depaepe||Discussant and Moderator for a Panel Discussion with Sigrid Blömeke, Fani Lauermann, and Johannes König||Slides|
Download the Symposium Summary Report containing brief summaries of the presentations and discussions of the break-out sessions.