Nottingham Institute of Education to build on distinguished teacher-training history

Nottingham Trent University is to build on its long and distinguished history in teacher education with the launch of the Nottingham Institute of Education.

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The new Institute will ensure that teacher education flourishes at NTU

Nottingham Trent University is to build on its long and distinguished history in teacher education with the launch of the Nottingham Institute of Education.

The Institute will be a centre for excellence, innovation and knowledge advancement in education learning and development, from early years through to higher education.

The new Institute supersedes the School of Education and will sit within the university’s School of Social Sciences to better align teaching and research expertise in areas such as psychology, sociology and youth and childhood studies.

Teacher education will remain a core and important part of what the university offers, with a focused and refreshed portfolio that will continue to ensure newly-qualified teachers and education professionals excel in their future careers.

The education and teacher-training landscape is changing and it’s important that we respond by working closely with schools.

Professor Nigel Healey, Nottingham Trent University Pro-Vice Chancellor

Working in partnership with educational employers to meet their needs, teaching and learning at the Institute will be embedded in practice and informed by research undertaken by leading academics and expert practitioners, across many related disciplines.

Professor Nigel Healey, Nottingham Trent University Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, said: “Hundreds of teachers and educationalists have graduated from Nottingham Trent University and gone on to shape the lives of young people.

“The education and teacher-training landscape is changing and it’s important that we respond by working closely with schools to produce graduates with the skills required by the sector.

“Our investment in the development of the new Nottingham Institute for Education is the best way to ensure that education flourishes at Nottingham Trent University in the years ahead.”

Teacher education at Nottingham Trent University dates back to the founding of Nottingham Training College for Teachers in 1960.

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    Nottingham Trent University’s five-year strategic plan “Creating the University of the Future” has five main ambitions: Creating Opportunity, Valuing Ideas, Enriching Society, Connecting Globally and Empowering People.

    The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education was awarded to Nottingham Trent University in November 2015.  It is the highest national honour for a UK university and recognises the institution’s world-class research. Pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula, and combat food fraud, led to the prestigious award.

Nottingham Institute of Education to build on distinguished teacher-training history

Published on 17 March 2016
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