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Spanish radio program interviews Josep Alemany, project coordinator

Josep Alemany, the project coordinator and a professor at the European University of the Atlantic (UNEATLANTICO), recently took part in the Spanish radio program Euroconexión, following the agreement between the Association of Spanish University Radio Broadcasters and the European Parliament to discuss the project’s progress. 

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Selected by the European Executive Agency for Education and Culture among the eleven best projects for the 2021 call for proposals, Erasmus+ DigitalTA (2022-25) is of great importance in the Cantabrian, national and European educational field. This is an initiative co-funded by the European Union that proposes the design and implementation of an open digital resource to improve the transition of studies and practices of student teachers and new teachers. To this end, a learning community has been created where they can find solutions and answers to their day-to-day experiences as teachers.

Throughout the broadcast, Alemany emphasizes that the project’s main objective is to improve the practical training of teachers within the member states of the European Union, before and during the exercise of their profession. The initiative seeks to curtail the dropout rate from teaching professions, one of the many challenges facing education in Europe.

Almany emphasized the lack of student experience at the end of their academic process and offered a message of hope: “If you’ve been lucky enough to develop your skills adequately throughout your undergraduate degree and supplemented it with experience, and you’re also restless and listen to people who want to support you and help you while you’re developing your profession in your early career, you’re going to end up becoming a good teacher.”  

It is worth mentioning that DigitalTA is the only project of its kind led by a Spanish university. The initiative, enables collaboration and relations between various institutions and countries, and responds to the European concern on improving the quality of teachers and professors.

If you are interested in the field of education, we invite you to tune in to the Euroconexión episode, which you can listen to via the player below.

Tags: community of learning, DigitalTA, education, Erasmus Plus, Radio, teacher training, teaching, transition

The Ministry of Education of Cantabria in Spain, joins the European Erasmus + DigitalTA project

The Ministry of Education of Cantabria (Spain) will collaborate in the Erasmus+ DigitalTA (2022-25)project led by the European University of the Atlantic (UNEATLANTICO)with the participation of multiple European academic institutions.

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This collaboration was consolidated after the signing of an agreement by María Mercedes García Pérez, General Director of Innovation and Educational Inspection of the Government of Cantabria, and Josep Alemany Iturriaga, Project Manager of the DigitalTA project and professor at UNEATLANTICO.

The agreement signed at the Regional Ministry is of utmost importance for the project’s successful development, and reflects how well both institutions agree on projects aimed at improving education in Cantabria and the European Community.

It is worth recalling that the Erasmus + DigitalTA project (2022-25) aims to improve the practical education of teacher training students and young teachers in European Union countries, reducing professional attrition when transitioning between learning to teach and teaching to learn.

This collaboration, under the coordination and supervision of the Technical Unit of Evaluation and Accreditation (UTEA), with further collaboration from the Teaching Consultancy responsible for the Development of Digital Competence in Cantabria, will include the dissemination and divulgation of the project’s activities, among other actions. Furthermore, it will involve participation from different stakeholders (graduates, master’s students, professors, etc.) during the design of the digital tools and pilot experiences of the project, review processes and co-design of the digital tools, as well as in the pilot training sessions. Their support will also be available during the design process of the new tutoring/mentoring tool, participation in the pilot experiences, and during the development of the platform.

Tags: community of learning, DigitalTA, education, teacher training, teaching, transition
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