Dr. Brian Berry Presents on Student Teaching Excellence at the University International of Catalunya in Saint Cugat, Spain

Holy Family University

On July 6, Brian Berry, Ph.D., professor of Education in Holy Family University's School of Education, presented a paper, which was translated into Catalan, at Formative Feedback Day ARMIF 2020 as part of his participation in a research project with the University International of Catalunya (UIC) in Saint Cugat, Spain. Holy Family University and UIC established a university partnership in 2018. Dr. Berry has been an ongoing participant in this university partnership, which fosters faculty exchanges in Education and Health Sciences. 

Dr. Berry's presentation, entitled "Danielson Framework and its Application for Pre-Service Teachers," centered on the use of an accepted framework in the United States outlining teaching excellence as part of an ongoing grant project at UIC focusing on effective areas of communication between teacher mentors and student teaching interns in their third and fourth-year university field experiences.

"The presentation focused on how the four domains of Danielson's framework for effective teaching can provide a common format for communication between the university mentor and the undergraduate pre-service educator," said Dr. Berry. "The UIC initiative is exploring the essentials of this interaction as part of a grant funded by the Catalan government looking at the most effective way to support and prepare future educators. Collaborating with faculty members from other countries provides a unique opportunity to learn about the similarities and differences in teacher preparation and shows the value of international partnerships."

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