Theorising the new partnership landscape

March 12th 2013
Friends’ Meeting House, Euston Road, London

What is the seminar about?

‘A thought provoking day which enabled me to begin to make more sense of what we need to do in the current context and to identify positive and constructive strategies for developing and strengthening partnerships.’
Delegate 2012 APTE/TEAN Partnership Event

After last year’s successful collaboration, TEAN, the Teacher Education Advancement Network, and APTE, the Association for Partnership in Education are pleased to present this opportunity for colleagues to come together to advance the conceptualisation of partnership in teacher education. How are new partnerships being coconstructed? How are systems being effectively brought together? What challenges are arising from new partnerships? How are these challenges to be met?

This event brings an opportunity to deepen understanding of what partnership actually means, to reflect on what has been achieved and to move forward to what needs to be done next.

Who is it for?

The seminar is for all those involved in initial teacher education, in all phases (early years, primary and secondary); we welcome colleagues interested in effective partnership working in universities or schools from all areas of the UK and beyond.

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to welcome Professor Anne Edwards to present our keynote address. She will challenge delegates by discussing how she conceptualises the changing engagement between schools and universities. Anne is Professor of Educational Studies and Director of the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. She also coconvenes the Oxford Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research (OSAT). Her research centres on learning across the welfare professions and her work is located in cultural historical theory. Her recent publications centre on what she terms the relational turn’ in expertise and focus on the exercise of relational agency in systems of distributed expertise such as partnership arrangements and children’s services.

[Anne Edwards’s Presentation]

In the afternoon session, case studies will be presented by:

The group debates during the day produced a lot of ideas and a synthesis of the key points. [Group Notes]

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