On Tuesday 1 August 2017, the Centre for Professional Education became the Centre for Teacher Education. This name change ensures that the Centre’s vision is clearly represented: to be the first choice for teacher education - strongly contributing to teacher supply, school improvement in local and regional communities, and with an outstanding national and international reputation for academic and professional excellence.
The Centre has been really busy over the past few months, hosting a high profile schools conference and launching an Education journal. Find out more below...
The Warwick Journal of Education – Transforming Teaching (WJETT)
In June 2017, the Centre launched a new journal for teachers, researchers and academics: The Warwick Journal of Education – Transforming Teaching (WJETT).
John Thornby, Editor-in-Chief of WJETT, explained:
Our new journal is aimed at an audience of teachers and school leaders with a view to bridging the gap between academic researchers and practitioners at the chalk-face. It aims to deliver innovative and creative teaching, alongside intellectual discussion on a range of educational issues – all in an accessible fashion that we hope will be thought-provoking for the practising teacher."
The inaugural issue of WJETT launched at Warwick’s ‘Excellence in Education’ conference, attended by over 200 delegates from local schools and Higher Education institutions.
Warwick and Schools Partnership Conference
Alongside the Journal launch, the Centre hosted the 'Warwick and Schools Partnership Conference – Excellence in Education from ages 2-18' in the new teaching and learning building, The Oculus.
Attendees included over 200 school leaders, mentors and Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) as well as a range of education related organisations. Keynotes from Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor, Stuart Croft, and Sam Twiselton, Director of Sheffield Institute for Education, set the tone for the day, with a range of talks following on creativity in education, pupil well-being and surviving the challenging class, to name a few.