02 Sep Educational strategies in continuous professionalisation for teachers and specialists in gifted education
Educational strategies in continuous professionalisation for teachers and specialists in gifted education
Symposium116Eleonoor van Gerven, Slim Educatief, Netherlands; Annemieke Weterings-Helmons, Fontys University, Tilburg, Netherlands; Anouke Bakx, Fontys University, Tilburg, Netherlands
OceaniaFri 10:30 - 12:00
Balanced research and practice
We present three examples of good teacher education practices, aiming for continuous professional development (CPD) of Dutch teachers. In each example, the application of professional standards of teacher education is combined with theoretical and practical knowledge of gifted education. The courses are positioned within the European Qualification Framework at level 7 (master level). This ensures the high quality of educational strategies in CPD for teachers necessary to enhance the quality of gifted education in an educational context based on inclusion and diversity. We focus on three topics in three presentations. We describe what we have in common in our approaches and what we see as the underpinning for our teacher education strategies. We explain how the teacher education programmes we run ensure the embedding of gifted education in general education. Finally, we focus on learner outcomes and how we assess the results of our teacher education programmes.