Two student teachers join the ITELab Pedagogical Board for 2018-2019


ITELab project focuses on the development of digital pedagogical skills of future teachers, with three strands: monitoring and research; co-design and piloting of new content; knowledge exchange through an online ITE Forum.

The role of the Pedagogical Board (PB) is to help quality assure new content, checking it is aligned to wider stakeholders' interest, and to contribute to the development of recommendations for innovating the Initial Teacher Education curricula. We are therefore delighted to announce two student teachers joining the board, which has been refreshed over the summer following recent changes. This exciting development complements the ‘Student Voice' activity that is being launched in Autumn 2018.
First, we would like to extend a warm thank you to retiring members, for their contributions to the project in 2017-18: Chris Harrison (EHSA), Professor Christopher Bezzina (University of Malta), Gilly Leahy (Harris Federation) and Sir Tim Brighouse (Keele University). Your work and support of the project has been very much appreciated.
Next, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to the new and existing members of the board, and look forward to their contributions:

  • Karianne Helland – Senior Adviser in Norwegian Directorate for Education (UDIR) and co-author of the NCIE's Framework for teachers' professional digital competence.
  • Stefania Bocconi – Researcher at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) Institute for Educational Technology (ITD). Previous experience includes working at JRC, Seville.
  • Patrick Camilleri – Senior Lecturer, Department of Leadership for Learning and Innovation, University of Malta.
  • Minna Koskinen – eLearning designer at the School of Professional Teacher Education at JAMK University of Applied Sciences.
  • Aoife Carew – English and History student teacher, undergoing her Professional Masters of Education at University College Dublin.
  • Séamus O'Sullivan – Latin, Ancient Greek and Classical Studies student teacher, undergoing his Professional Masters of Education at University College Dublin.

Want to know more about our members of the Pedagogical Board? Please have a look here . The board is led by Vesna Belogaska, the Head of International Development at IRIS Connect.