One of the joys of my professional career is working with the cross-border network for teacher education which was set up following the Good Friday Agreement and continues to thrive!  This week SCoTENS is in New York!

SCoTENS (the Standing Conference for Teacher Education, North and South)  –  (a unique cross-border network in times of maximal crossness about borders!)  is the focus of a Seminar at the American Education Research Association Conference in New York City on Saturday 13th April 2018.

The seminar which is sponsored by the Education Studies Association of Ireland will outline a social history of SCoTENS and also present some of the early findings of an evaluation of the value of SCoTENS which has been undertaken using a framework designed by Prof Etienne Wenger, the key theorist in situated learning who was they keynote speaker at our annual conference in 2016.

This Wordle ( sums up the key value of ScoTENS based on key words in the data – just to provide a glimpse of the data which we are still working on….