In the Randstad region, including Rotterdam, there is a shortage of qualified teachers. In addition, schools place high demands on the pedagogical and didactic knowledge and skills of teachers. In the most recent competence requirements for teachers, pedagogical competence is one of the central pillars (in addition to subject-related and didactic competence). The question for teacher education is how this pedagogical competence can be developed in and with students in a professional and educational context.
“I see my task as making teachers (in training) aware that they are constantly weighing up pedagogical interests in their daily teaching practice, and that gaining insight into which interests matter more than others is only possible when teachers research their pedagogical values and ideals and bring them into dialogue.”Professor Pedagogical Professionalism of Teachers