This is the 14th volume of the Journal of the European Teacher Education Network
(JETEN) and the 7th volume online. In recent years, JETEN has become registered on the
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and this year became registered in the
PKP|INDEX (Public Knowledge Project index). Last year it was also proposed for JETEN
to be listed in Elsevier’s SCOPUS. This increases the visibility of JETEN among other peerreviewed
journals, and also serves to assure scientific quality, but mostly it increases the
ability of JETEN to be a reference for all educators and teachers who do research in the
area of education.
The articles in this volume come from the European Teacher Education Network’s
(ETEN) 28th Annual Conference hosted by Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The
Netherlands, March 22-24, 2018. The conference theme was “Diversity as Resource”.
Within the urban context of Rotterdam, opportunities and strengths that diversity offers
to the educational system were discussed.
As does the ETEN conference, JETEN promotes an international discussion of research
in education and on the preparation of teachers, as well as intellectual and academic
exchanges among educators, students, and institutions through the publication and
dissemination of JETEN and the ongoing work of ETEN. Comprised of refereed articles
from the conference, this 14th volume contains a selection of ten articles from six of the
thirteen Thematic Interest Groups (TIGs), which are: Mathematics Education – 1;
Movement/Play/Health/Outdoor Learning – 4; Reflective Learning and Teaching for
Thinking – 2; Special Education Needs – 1; Teacher Learning, Science & Technology – 1;
Urban Education – 1.
The authors came from different educational institutions from eight countries:
Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
As the Editorial Board, we gratefully acknowledge the work of the TIG leaders who
organized the conference sessions and made possible the existence of this journal by
the presentations that occurred within each TIG and that become the set of articles that
were submitted to the peer review process. Each manuscript was blind-reviewed by a
minimum of three referees and those accepted were then revised and improved by the
authors as requested. We are grateful to the authors as well, as to all the referees who
carefully reviewed and provided sound feedback to the authors.
Finally, we, the editors, would like to mention that the edition of this volume is a very
special one for us, because it will be the last one that we will edit. The ETEN board
decided in 2012 that JETEN should be available only online. After spending several years
preparing a platform, organizing the registration and layout of the journal, this journal
is now a reality, with academic visibility. Now it is time to change and to pass the
responsibility to a new editorial board. Thus, we would like to thank to all those who
have made this project a reality, TIG leaders, ECOS, Board, Authors, Reviewers and
Institutions. We wish the entire ETEN community and our successors all success in
making JETEN an intervention and research publication for the teachers and students
from all over the world.
The Editorial Board