European Doctorate in Teacher Education



About EDiTE

The European Doctorate in Teacher Education (EDiTE) is a four-year project supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Marie-Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement number 676452.

The project takes place over a period of four years (October 2015 – September 2019). Under the project, fifteen Early Stage Researchers ESRs from nine countries (Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Nepal, Poland, Serbia, Syria) are employed by five partner universities, where they work closely with supervisors and pursue individual research projects in the framework of the EDiTE joint research programme. ESRs are employed as researchers at one of the five partner universities from March 1st, 2016. They pursue research and doctoral studies at the host institution and spend one semester at one of the other four partner universities (secondment institution).

EDiTE Research Program: Transformative Teacher Learning for Better Student Learning Within an Emerging European Context

The theme of the EDiTE program, Transformative Teacher Learning for Better Student Learning within an Emerging European Context, draws on the deep interdependence of educational research, policy and practice. Therefore, over the course of the project, the EDiTE community envisions growing into a leading European network for innovation in teacher education, accessible to academics, practitioners and policy makers.

EDiTE Research Community

A key principle of the project is its collaborative character. ESRs are joined by other doctoral researchers at their host institutions, where they work side by side with supervisors. Institutional partnerships are built with the field of practice – with schools, research and development institutes, as well as government agencies – seen as key partners in promoting quality and relevance in teacher education and research. Collaborations within the EDiTE program take place on multiple levels – within host institutions (between ESRs, other student researchers, supervisors and partners), trans-institutionally with other teams at partner universities. This cooperation is made possible by a number of structural and mobility solutions that constitute essential elements of the project design. This includes joint meetings during summer schools, virtual seminars and conferences; periods of secondment for doctoral researchers at partner universities; virtual co-operation and networking between supervisors, researchers and partner institutions across the consortium and a knowledge portal.

More information about the program and the partners can be found at the EDiTE main page:

The EDiTE Team at UIBK

The School of Education at Innsbruck University is a young and dynamic faculty dedicated to the professionalization of teachers and teacher educators with a particular interest in linking theory with practice. Our ESRs are members of the Department of Teacher Education and School Research where they are engaged in improving schooling on different system levels from policy to practice. It is the home of two nationwide initiatives (Leadership Academy and Centre for Learning Schools) which are engaged in school reform. ESRs join a research group working in the area of teacher training or in the area of school-based research. Learning is considered as an overarching theme which lies at the heart of educative experiences. Within these areas the ESRs find a topic of their choice and negotiate it with their supervisors. They have the opportunity to cooperate with a number of partner institutions supporting field work (schools, national agencies and initiatives).

 EDiTE Partner Institutions at UIBK:

Federal Institute of Educational Research, Innovation and Development of the Austrian School Sector (Bundesinstitut für Bildungs¬forschung, Innovation & Entwicklung im Österreichischen Schulwesen) (BIFIE);

Scientific Secondary School Au (Bundes¬realgymnasium in der Au) (BRG);

New Secondary School Vomp-Stans (Neue Mittelschule Vomp-Stans) (NMS);

Primary School Innere Stadt Innsbruck (Volksschule Innere Stadt Innsbruck) (VS);


Mag. Maiko-Katrin Stürz
Universität Innsbruck

Institut für LehrerInnenbildung und Schulforschung
Innrain 52
AT-6020 Innsbruck


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