Working together for quality teacher education in Flanders

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Author(s)Pieter-Jan Van de Velde, Chara Baeyens, Andreas Smets, Maria Weymans
Abstract
This paper shares the results of the first external assessment of all Flemish post-graduate teacher education programmes, focussing on how cooperation contributes to improved quality.
The paper enquires external quality assurance (EQA) in 60 ECTS post-graduate teacher education programmes in Flanders. The 37 programmes offered by universities, university colleges and centres for adult education cooperate within ‘expertise networks’. Main tasks of these networks are developing internal quality assurance (IQA) and preparing for external assessment.
The external assessment shows an increased attention for quality assurance and more cooperation between educational institutions. Nevertheless, the programmes are still very diverse in focus, scale and quality. A clear division of labour, in combination with intensified cooperation, could contribute to a further increase in quality.
CategoriesQuality of HE » 2013 8th EQAF