Report on the transnational meeting at the 17th and 18th of June in Stockholm
At the 17th and 18th of June, a Transnational Meeting was held in Stockholm. During the conference, the whole R/EQUAL team showed their contribution of IO2 (manual for language learning) and discussed some of the results. During the 17th of June invited guests came to participate in the conference. The guests, colleagues, participants and alumni, from both Stockholm University and Umeå University, got the opportunity to take part in an overview of programmes in Austria, Germany and Sweden. Kierstin Furberg and Oraib Qamhawi (Stockholm University) described a national project, funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education; When documentation is missing of foreign higher education, (academic or post-secondary vocational education). The audience received a description of the work of mapping how teacher education is structured in Syria. The purpose of the survey was to gain an understanding of the content so that the opportunity to validate and confirm that education exists where the educational documentation is missing. The work process was clearly described how eight teachers, with missing documents, from Syria, got their education recognized.
After the conference, Team Stockholm had arranged for a special midsummer event; Swedish folk dance at Kvarnholmens Wharf.
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Report on the Multiplier Event at the 7th of March in Vienna
On March 7th the team of R/EQUAL launched its first public event to the topic of internationally trained teachers in Europe to a variety of interested parties like researchers, stakeholders, teachers, principals and people from civil society. International guests from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Stockholm and Switzerland joined and shared their experience on the topic. After the keynote speaker Emer Nowlan (Marino Institute of Education, Dublin) made the stage with her presentation ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ – listening to immigrant internationally educated teachers in Ireland every programme of the partner countries was presented briefly. The core part of the multiplier event was presenting the findings of the first work package of REQUAL. From September till March participants and alumni of the programmes for internationally trained teachers in Vienna, Cologne, Weingarten and Stockholm compared the four programmes of the respective partners in conducting interviews via skype with other participants of the programmes to stress REQUALs participatory approach in research. A detailed description of the research process and the findings can be found in the transnational framework (click content). Elena Makarova (University of Basel) as well as Anatoli Rakhkochkine (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg) made two intriguing comments on the presentations. In the afternoon guests could choose between for workshops to the topic of (1) language and language learning, (2) Experiences in the internship, (3) Jobs and perspectives and (4) Participatory research.
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