SPIRAL Final Conference, 9th July, Sèvres

SPIRAL aims at improving the quality of teacher training programme by facilitating the integration of a training placement abroad for students. The project final conference will take place in Sèvres (Paris) on July, the 9th 2018. On this occasion, project partners will share their experience and make recommendations on how to maximise the benefits of a placement abroad for teacher trainees.

Here is an overview of the programme.

10.00-10.30 | Coffee Room

Registration – Welcome coffee

10.30-12.30 | Marie Curie Conference Room

Plenary session – simultaneous interpretation FR/EN


Mr Pierre-François MOURIER, director, CIEP

 The SPIRAL project

Mr Thomas ARBOUET, Head of Europe Unit, CIEP

 Presentation of the major milestones of the SPIRAL project

– Objectives, milestones, deliverables;

– Discussion.

 The SPIRAL placements

Mr Cédric SARRÉ, University lecturer, Sorbonne Université

 Presentation of the SPIRAL placement framework

– Procedures, tools, benefits

12.30-14.00 | Great Library

Lunch cocktail

14.00-16.30 | Marie Curie Conference Room

Plenary session – simultaneous interpretation FR/EN

 Results of the impact study

Ms Patricia Castanheira & Nadia Edmond, University lecturers, University of Brighton

 Presentation of the SPIRAL impact study

– Methodology, results;

– Recommendations.

 Round Table

Testimonies from SPIRAL participants

Animator: Ms Wilma van den BERG, University lecturer, HAN

– Mr Christian Helmchen, Teacher trainer, Hamburg University

– Ms Magali JEANNIN, Teacher trainer, Caen Normandy University (TBC)

– Ms Fleur POLMAN, student, HAN

– Ms Laura REUVERS, student, HAN

 Expert witness

Summary of the conference and perspectives on teacher training at European level

Mr Antoine MIOCHE, General Inspector of National Education


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