Continuing professional development for teaching practice supervisors


Achieving consistency in the supervision of student teachers by a range of tutors who come to teaching practice with a variety of backgrounds and agendas, is a challenging issue for those of us who organise and co-ordinate this essential aspect of the BEd degree. This project aims to consider a number of important aspects of supervision and to develop an outline programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for any party involved in the supervision of student teachers in schools.

These series of cross border exchanges will seek to explore the following:

  • What expectations are supervisors bringing to the supervision of students?
  • How do we set standard expectations?
  • What means have we for developing a more coherent, consistent approach?
  • Can we develop a programme of CPD in this area?