Welcome to the latest FLiTE update, with news and additional resources for you to enhance your practice as a teacher educator and to help you lead the professional learning and development of others.

New Publications

We are delighted to let you know that our article, looking more deeply into the stories of practice that are featured on the FLiTE website, Learning from professional challenges identified by school and institute-based teacher educators within the context of school–university partnership has been published on-line in European Journal of Teacher Education.

We have 50 free online copies to share:

We just received the news that our book, Being a Teacher Educator: Research-Informed Methods for Improving Practice, grounded in the ATEE (Association of Teacher Educators in Europe) will be launched on 2 October 2020 with Routledge.

20% discount with this flyer

For more information see: https://lnkd.in/dB_QBin

Included in this book is a chapter by Elizabeth White, Miranda Timmermans and Claire Dickerson on

‘Learning from Stories about the Practice of Teacher Educators in Partnerships between Schools and Higher Education Institutions’

This chapter details how the stories were collected and developed into tools that teacher educators found helpful in their professional learning individually and collaboratively, especially in mixed groups of institute- and school-based teacher educators.

Polish workshop
On 9 July we held a workshop on-line at the invitation of a small group of Polish teacher educators, to introduce them to the FLiTE resources and using stories of practice for the professional development of teacher educators. This was a practical session that was fitted into a mutually convenient lunchtime, with plenty of opportunity to explore and ask questions.

Dutch workshop
At the beginning of October Dr Miranda Timmermans will be running a workshop in Dutch using the Dutch version of the FLiTE resources, which will be available on https://www.platformsamenoplieden.nl as a downloadable book, or can be ordered for free as a printed book.

Workshops for you
It would be lovely to meet you. Do let us know if you would like us to run a workshop for you and others in your partnership to see how the stories can be used in your setting.

Your feedback
Have you tried out any of the stories yourself, or with others? If you have, please let us know by emailing your answers to the following questions to FLiTE@herts.ac.uk.

  • How did you use the story?
  • Did you find it helpful?
  • What did you learn?

We have received ethical approval for this work, please read the statement about this at the bottom of the email.

Stay in touch
We are always pleased to hear from you. Thank you very much if you have taken time to answer the questions above about the resources, we are very appreciative of any feedback we receive. If you have any questions, contact us at FLiTE@herts.ac.uk. You can also stay in touch via Twitter @FliTE737


Dr Elizabeth White

Ethics Committee:
University of Hertfordshire Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Ethics Committee with Delegated Authority. Protocol No. EDU/SF/UH/03972

Ethics Statement:
Please note that this work is being carried out for pedagogical reasons as a way of understanding more about developing and evaluating resources and approaches to continuing professional development (CPD) in teacher education partnerships and to create resources to support this. The data collected will be used for this purpose. There will be public dissemination of the data and findings, in which case confidentiality will be maintained. You will not be disadvantaged in any way if you do not contribute to this work or if you withdraw at any stage (you do not have to give a reason). Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr Elizabeth White (e.j.white@herts.ac.uk) if you have any questions.

Leave a Comment