The aim of the Erasmus+ project EdUSchool (Enhancing European teacher education through University schools), which started in 2019, was to develop a common European understanding of university schools and their concepts regarding to all stakeholders. With this, we wanted to make a significant contribution to the European teacher education system. The professionalization of teacher education is still a widely discussed phenomenon in Europe, especially the transfer from theory into practice and vice versa. The main focus was how to provide students with practical skills and knowledge during their professional education, which has led to a current ‘practice turn’ in teacher education. Therefore, a cooperation between schools, university and other stakeholders (e.g. local government, ministry, teacher organizations) on the organizational level was and still is needed.
In detail, our objectives in EdUSchool were:
- Establishing an European understanding of university schools as an important stimulus for the future of teacher education in Europe
- Identifying success factors for implementing university schools related to different stakeholders (i.e. non-governmental institutions)
- Identifying good practice activities of university schools in Europe to develop an orientation knowledge for teacher educators and teachers at university schools in a digital handbook
- Development of an educational module for teachers at university schools
All key results to that objectives are summed up in the four Intellectual Outputs. For the Intellectual Outputs and more information, please visit the homepage www.university-schools.eu and YouTube. With the Multiplier event on 17. and 18.06.2021 and the Handbook as Intellectual Output 4, the whole project ended in the summer of 2021.
Below, you can see a short presentation video of the EdUSchool Project and two Interviews with students of the FAU Nuremberg to that topic: