The auditorium of the European University of the Atlantic was the scene of a European meeting on teaching transition, carried out within the framework of the Erasmus + DigitalTA project led by the academic institution and in which different European universities and educational centers participate in.
The event was attended by a group of professors from UNEATLANTICO and representatives of the collaborating institutions of; Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci in Olomouc (Czech Republic), University of Limerick (Ireland), AP Hogeschool Antwerpen (Belgium), Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach (Poland), the Centro de Formación del Profesorado de Segovia (Spain), the Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER), the Świętokrzyskie Centrum Doskonalenia Nauczycieli w Kielcach (Poland) and the Association of European Teachers (ATTEE).
This activity was attended by students from the UNEATLANTICO Degree in Primary Education, who learned about the teaching transition in other European countries and ask questions to the partners. The meeting was broadcast live on the YouTube channels of UNEATLANTICO and FUNIBER.
In this sense, the representatives of the collaborating institutions held different meetings, activities, and workshops at the University Campus during the past week, getting to know first-hand how the University works and the available facilities for educating its students.
The DigitalTA project (2022-2025), selected by the European Executive Agency for Education and Culture (Brussels) among the eleven best projects out of more than 50 in the 2021 call, has much relevance in the Cantabrian, national, and European educational field.
This initiative proposes the design and implementation of a digital resource open to all educational players in improving the transition of studies and practices of student and novice teachers through the creation of a learning community where they can find solutions and answers to their everyday teaching experiences.
This is the only project of its kind led by a Spanish university, which seeks to respond to the European concern of improving the quality of teachers and professors throughout the community through initiatives such as this project, enabling collaboration and relationships between different institutions and countries, while also providing feedback and give rise to a digital environment in which future, novice, and experienced teachers who mentor them will improve their skills based on shared experiences.