The overall aim of CONTESSA is to develop a teacher training program that provides high-quality contemporary education that will ultimately equip current and future teachers with the skills needed to develop a wide range of didactic methods which they can in turn use to engage, empower and educate their students. 

CONTESSA has three main objectives that reach across the three targets groups:

  1. Teacher trainers will be offered a comprehensive Train-the-Trainer (TTT) program in the form of a multi-day workshop placing a focus on contemporary educational theories, approaches and methods in order to strengthen the quality of university teaching.
  2. Trainee teachers will be provided with access to an online-based learning program that consists of five modules and places an emphasis on the acquisition of modern and applicable teaching skills. This program will be introduced via an OER platform.
  3. In-service teachers will be provided with access to modified online-modules that have been adapted to fit the continued education needs of teachers who are currently working in classrooms. 
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