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About the School of Educational Sciences:

The School of Educational Sciences is a unit at Tallinn University, which is responsible for coordinating the teaching, research and development activities in education. We are also responsible for the academic sustainability in the field of education both in Tallinn University and Estonia in general. Read about Estonia’s success in PISA here.

The School of Educational Sciences is the oldest academic unit in Tallinn University that conducts studies on the three levels of higher education, continuing education and research, development and creative activities in the following study areas: teacher education and educational sciences, non-formal education and career and counselling services for special educational needs. 

The academic personnel of the School of Educational Sciences also participates in the activities of the Centre of Excellence in Educational Innovation and the Centre for Innovation in Education.

Read more about the School of Educational Sciences here.

About the International Teaching and Staff Week:

The International Teaching and Staff Week takes place from the 22nd of April till the 26th of April 2019 and will include two tracks for participants. The first track is for staff active in internationalisation, international relations, international communication & marketing, international mobility, etc in, possibly among others, in the field of educational sciences in their home university. The second track is for academic staff who we are delighted to invite to give lectures to Tallinn University students and partners in 5 different education related topics.

Kindly note, the programme for both tracks is subject to change! Final programs will be revealed soon!

Official language of the whole International Teaching and Staff Week is English.

The deadline for applications for both tracks is the 22nd of February 2019. Both tracks have different application forms, please apply according to your chosen track: First track here and Second track here.

Participation decisions will be made and sent to successful applicants after the application deadline by the first week of March 2019. Please do not book flights or accommodation, etc before we confirm your participation!

With any questions regarding the International Teaching and Staff Week, please feel free to turn to:

Liis Raudsepp (liis.raudsepp@tlu.ee) Internationalisation Coordinator of the School of Educational Sciences

or

Marit Sukk (marit.sukk@tlu.ee) Information and Marketing Manager in the School of Educational Sciences

First track

Aim of the track:

- To introduce partner universities to Tallinn University, the School of Educational Sciences and its internationalisation practices.

- To introduce partner universities to the students of Tallinn University and the School of Educational Sciences.

- To strengthen ties, share best practices, find areas of cooperation, determine mutual interests and establish cooperation plans in the field of education and its internationalisation.

- To provide partner university personnel the opportunity to take part in the whole International Teaching and Staff Week, where you can enjoy a speech by a prominent key note speaker, seminar by the prominent key note speaker and visit open lectures by visiting partner university academic personnel.

Duration: 22-23rd of April 2019 (if you wish to stay the whole week till the 26th of April and take part individually in other activities of the International Teaching and Staff Week, eg. open lectures of the visiting academics, then you are welcome to do so, but there will be no concrete activities for staff after the 24th of April unless agreed otherwise beforehand depending on the need).

Target group: Staff active in internationalisation, international relations, international communication & marketing, international mobility, etc in the field of educational sciences in their home university. First priority is staff from partner universities of the School of Educational Sciences. Partner universities you can find here. Other universities wishing to establish contacts and cooperation with the School of Educational Sciences of Tallinn University are most welcome to apply as well.

Maximum number of participants: 10 (in case of large interest, the number may be raised; maximum 2 representatives from one university could be chosen to take part; please note that late applications will not be considered)

Participation fee: 50 EUR. Travel, accommodations and other costs, we kindly ask you to cover under Erasmus+ Staff Mobility from your home university. Please let us know if your home university requires applications for Erasmus+ Staff Mobility funding before the end of February and then we can see if it is possible for us to accommodate!

Application: Please apply for participation for the first track latest by the 22nd of February 2019 here.

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Second track

Aim of the track:

- To introduce partner university academic personnel to Tallinn University and the School of Educational Sciences.

- To introduce partner universities to the students of Tallinn University and the School of Educational Sciences and to enrich our students’ and participating partners’ academic and content knowledge with lectures in 5 preset topics from partner university academic personnel.

- To provide partner university academic personnel the opportunity to provide lectures in 5 preset topics to Tallinn University students and partners and widen their experience with international students and international environments.

- To strengthen ties, find areas of cooperation, determine mutual interests and establish cooperation plans in the field of education between academic personnel of the School of Educational Sciences and partner university academic personnel.

- To provide partner university academic personnel the opportunity to enjoy a speech by a prominent key note speaker, seminar by the prominent key note speaker and participate in a student research competition of the School of Educational Sciences (4 visiting partner academic personnel will be kindly asked to take part in the jury panel).

5 preset topics:

- Multicultural learning environment

- Special needs learner in the classroom

- Educational leadership and educational innovation

- Learning motivation and learning psychology

- Educational technology and digital competences in education

Please note your preferred one topic from the 5 in the application. Kindly also keep in mind that you will be asked to provide at least 4 open lectures per academic personnel in the selected topic. We ask to keep the topic the same all 4 times, but focus on different aspects of the topics in each open lecture.

Academic tasks during the week: Overall minimum 8 hours of participation is mandatory. This includes at least 4 hours of providing open lectures and the remaining hours include taking part in seminars, etc. An exact schedule for open lectures for each participating academic personnel will be determined nearer to the week. 4 visiting academic personnel will kindly also be asked to participate in our student research competition as part of the jury panel.

Duration: 22-26th of April 2019 (if you wish to stay less content days than 5, it is possible, but kindly let us know about your preferred duration of stay in the application).

Target group: Academic personnel from partner universities of the School of Educational Sciences. The list of partner universities you can find here. Academic personnel from other universities wishing to establish contacts and cooperation with the School of Educational Sciences of Tallinn University and give open lectures are most welcome to apply as well, but it is not possible to apply for Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching (an option is Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Training).

Maximum number of participants: 1-2 academic personnel for each of the 5 aforementioned topics.

Participation fee: There is no participation fee. Travel, accommodations and other costs, we kindly ask you to cover under Erasmus+ Staff Mobility from your home university. Please let us know if your home university requires applications for Erasmus+ Staff Mobility funding before the end of February and then we can see if it is possible for us to accommodate!

Application: Please apply for participation in the second track latest by the 22nd of February 2019 here. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

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