Austria ME – 15/10/2021 (13:00- 17:00)

University of Education, Feldkirch

From Coexistence to Cooperation. Professional Learning Communities within the education system in Vorarlberg

14:00-14:10Welcome (Rector/Vice Rector Teaching)
14:10-14:40Peter Theurl: Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) – an introduction
14:40-15:10Eva Frick: Cooperative collaboration in PLCs in the
Primary education at the PH Vorarlberg
15:10-15:40Anne Frey/Simone Kots: PLCs as a means of school development in Vorarlberg
16:00-16:30Katja Kansteiner: PLCs in education in Baden-Württemberg
16:30-17:00Panel discussion: Opportunities for Professional Learning Communities in education
From 5 p.m.Aperitif/Fare Well
Summary of the ME

The event entitled “Vom Nebeneinander zum Miteinander. Professionelle Lerrngemeinschaften im Bildungswesen in Vorarlberg“ attended by 52 guests took place at the University of Teacher Education in Feldkirch. Most of the participants were teachers, university lecturers, members of the school authority and students.

After a coffee-cake-welcome the ME was opened by Univ. Doz. Dr. Gernot Brauchle, director of the University of teacher Education in Vorarlberg and Mag. Dr. Heiko Richter, vice director.

Four keynote speeches and presentations (see program) informed the participants about PLCs in general, the TePinTeach-Project and the work within Student-Teacher PLCs, the impact of (Student Teacher) PLCs on school development and PLCs in the educational system in Baden Würrtemberg (Germany).

A panel discussion on possibilities and limits of (Student Teacher) PLCs conducted by the head of the pedagogical department of the school authority in Vorarlberg, members of the consortium and university lecturers completed the meeting.

An Apéro Event (fare well) afforded an opportunity for further discussion and networking.

Event photos
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