Theory-Practice Balance in Teacher Education

Project Details


School enrolment rates in Mozambique have improved considerably over the last decade. Unfortunately, school completion rates and learning outcomes have not improved at the same pace. The Theory-Practice Balance in Teacher Education Project aims at improving the quality and relevance of initial teacher training at the Mozambican partner HEIs and by so doing, support the efforts of the Mozambican government to improve the overall quality of education in the country.

Teaching is a profession that requires theory-based pedagogical thinking incorporated into everyday actions of a teacher. This means that teachers are required to master both theoretical knowledge and research based-approaches as well as practical skills. In Mozambique, teacher education at the moment is regarded excessively theoretical, not providing graduating teachers with sufficient pedagogical skills to apply learner-centred pedagogy in practice. The TEPATE Project focuses on enhancing the theory-practice balance of teacher education at the Mozambican partner HEIs.
Effective start/end date01.09.202031.08.2024


  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland: €193,091.10


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  • TEPATE Kick-off seminar

    Janette Peltokorpi (Participant)

    24 Nov 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organisation of an eventOrganization of a workshop, panel, session or tutorial