International Staff and Teachers

Katholieke Pabo Zwolle has approximately 36 European partnerships with institutes for higher education. Within the framework of the Erasmus +  programme of the European Commission international mobility is encouraged between European Educational Institutes. Teachers and staff have the possibility to do a work exchange visit with colleagues abroad. It is possible to participate in an international week, to (job)shadow a foreign colleague, do guest lectures or arrange an excursion week at a partner institute. The colleagues from our partner institutes are also welcome to Katholieke Pabo Zwolle for the same activities.

Student conference Teacher in Europe Primary

In recent years, every April or May, the international student conference Teacher in Europe Primary Education is hosted by Katholieke Pabo Zwolle and VIAA (former Gereformeerde Hogeschool). The conference is about internationalization and how students can best shape internationalization in their future jobs as teachers. Organisers of the studentconference are the Centre for the Internationalization of Dutch Education (CILO) and the two hosts.
The theme of the three-day conference in 2015 was: ‘Empowering values and norms in European Education’. At the conference students based the international school projects they designed on different aspects of the theme. What they learned in these three days was the following: 'What is internationalization at an elementary school'; 'What are appropriate projects'; 'How to write a project plan'; 'How do you find a partner school abroad' and 'How do you apply for a grant'.

Teacher in Europe 2018 for Primary and Secondary Education : 16, 17 and 18 May 2018

Become inspired and meet international students, teachers, and coaches at the Teacher in Europe Student Conference in Zwolle, the Netherlands, on 16, 17 & 18 May 2018 (TIE 2018). As well as in 2017, our successful international conference will be aimed at students from teacher trainer colleges for both primary and secondary education. Theme of the conference will be: ‘Educating teachers for diversity: meeting the challenge!’ As a (future) teacher, you have the opportunity to teach students how to deal with both the difficulties and opportunities of diversity. The focus during the Teacher in Europe Student Conference TIE2018, will be on how to successfully deal with diversity in the classroom, in both primary and secondary education.

TIE2018 - Poster


Looking back on a successful TIE 2016: 'Educating teachers for diversity: meeting the challenge!'

In 2016 the Teacher in Europe student conference was held 11, 12 and 13 May in Zwolle, hosted by the teacher training colleges Katholieke Pabo Zwolle and Reformed College VIAA, partly sponsored by EP Nuffic. The theme of the conference: 'Educating teachers for diversity: meeting the challenge!', is very actual in a time of increasing globalisation and growing cultural diversity within classrooms. During three days the 80 participants have been working in international teams, exchanging ideas and making an international project plan for primary education. The teams were supervised by 11 international coaches coming from different European countries. The first day the conference theme was introduced by three key note speakers in their lectures about intercultural sensitivity and cultural diversity.  Four workshop leaders presented their workshops: ‘Internationalisation in primary education’; ‘Internationalisation and Erasmus’; ‘IPC, a successful story’ and ‘Intercultural diversity and Cambridge’. Read more about the vision of conference participant Klaas Veldman, teacher at primary school ‘Albertus Risaeusschool, Hardenberg, the Netherlands in this report (In Dutch): Report TIE conferentie13 May 2016 (pdf). Next year we expect more teachers of primary schools from different European countries to participate in our TIE conference. An inspiring event to encounter!

Teacher in Europe Primary 2017 will be held on 10, 11 and 12 May 2017!

E-Book Project: Erasmus+ journal

In study year 2013-2014 Katholieke Pabo Zwolle and Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark (Graz) have started cooperation in a so-called E-Book Project, an Erasmus+ Journal. The Erasmus+ Journal is a place for incoming and outgoing students to share their experiences during a stay abroad. The student’s article is a report about the exchange study or internship and show personal experiences of the students.
Erasmus+ Journal (Issue 2) 2013/14
Erasmus+ Journal (Issue 3) 2014/15