The survey forms a view on the content and modes of delivery of cross-training programmes for teacher-trainees within SPIRAL partner countries.
The Common Reference Framework is a tool elaborated for trainees, trainers and teacher-training institutions with postgraduate teacher-training programmes in Europe. It consists in a guide gathering practical tools. It aims at facilitating the integration of mobility periods in cross-training teacher-training programmes.
The Common Reference Framework comes with several annexes:
The online training platform allows teacher-trainees to maximise the benefits of a placement abroad. Three online modules: pre-placement, during the placement, post-placement help them and their trainers to frame their mobility. The modules facilitates reflexion over the students’ mobility experience and trainers’ assessment of the period spent abroad by their students.
The impact study analyses the impact of a two-week placement abroad for future teachers. During the course of the SPIRAL project, 90 students have been placed in a foreign school.
Based on three years of international cooperation which included the placement of 90 students in foreign classrooms and the exchange of 15 teacher trainers as well as on the results of the project which stem from a thorough investigation of the impact of such mobilities, the SPIRAL partners deliver their recommendations. These address the needs of future primary school teachers with the aim of strengthening the quality of their initial training programmes in order to respond to the changing landscape of the teaching profession in the 21st century and to equip young graduates with the required professional, linguistic and intercultural tools for the modernisation of primary school.