Internationalisation in Teacher Education: Trends, Competences & Methods


11.1.22, 18.1.22, 25.1.22 hours 19.30-18.00, Israeli time


6 Academic Hours


Dr. Vasileios Symeonidisg

Course Description

In an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world, there is a need for teacher education institutions and teacher educators to meet the emerging challenges of increased openness, cross-national and cross-institutional collaboration, as the result of international processes. This course helps to understand the international trends that shape teacher education in different countries worldwide. It also provides relevant insights for teacher educators interested to internationalise their research and teaching.

Learning Outcomes


  • Understand the main factors, dimensions and processes of internationalisation in teacher education
  • Have knowledge about global and European trends in teacher education
  • Have knowledge about research funding schemes and networks in teacher education at the international level


  • Develop the ability to internationalise curricula or courses in teacher education to raise global awareness and intercultural understanding
  • Develop the ability to design and seek funding for international research projects


  • Develop a reflective attitude on one’s own perspectives of internationalisation
  • Have an open mind for developments in other teacher education systems
  • Engage with international teacher education research and be open for international collaborations and mobility

About the lecturer:
Dr. Vasileios Symeonidis of the University of Graz, Austria, is an expert in Teacher education policy and practice: Europeanisation in teacher education, teacher competences, teacher education continuum, and professional development of teacher educators, doctoral networks.