Journal of the European Teacher Education Network
2017, Vol. 12, 1-151
Welcome to the latest volume of the Journal of the European Teacher Education Network
(JETEN)! Since last year, JETEN is connected to the Directory of Open Access Journals
(DOAJ). To be part of DOAJ opens possibilities for JETEN to become visable among
other peer-reviewed journals.
The manuscripts in this volume come from the European Teacher Education Network’s
(ETEN) 26th Annual conference held in Setúbal, Portugal in April 2016 with the
conference theme, “Teacher Education in Context”. During the opening ceremony Dr.
Joana Brocardo, Dr. Miguel Freitas and Dr. Filipe Fialho at School of Education,
Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, contextualized the education system in Portugal in an
inspiring way with both images, speech and song.
Like the conference, JETEN fosters an international discussion of research in education
and the preparation of teachers, as well as intellectual and academic exchanges among
educators, students, and institutions through the dissemination of JETEN and the ongoing
work of ETEN. Comprised of refereed papers from the conference, this twelfth volume
of JETEN contains a selection of 14 articles from 7 of the 12 Thematic Interest Groups
(TIGs) including 1 from Arts Education; 1 from Educational Technology; 1 from
Internationalisation; 2 from Mathematics Education; 1 from Movement Activities, Helth
and Outdoor Learning; 3 from Reflective Practice and Teaching for Thinking and 5 from
. The authors represent schools, professional institutions,
and universities from Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United
Kingdom, and the United States of America.
As the Editorial Board, we gratefully acknowledge the work of the TIG Leaders who
organized the conference sessions and selected the best manuscripts for submission to the
peer review process. Each manuscript was blind-reviewed by a minimum of three referees
and those selected were then revised as requested. We also offer our sincere gratitude to
the referees who carefully reviewed manuscripts and provided critical feedback to the
authors as well as to all the authors who submitted manuscripts to JETEN. The process is
more robust and our voice stronger when many participate!
The Editorial Board
1 The other conference TIGs are: Creative Storytelling, Identity and Diversity, Special Needs, Student-
Teacher Transition; and Teaching and Learning Science and Technology