LEAD: Learn – Experiment – Apply – Develop

I am very pleased to welcome you to the latest issue of the new digital Pilgrims Teacher Training Journal and wish all our readers a very happy new year 2023. Let’s make this a very professionally and personally rewarding year for us all.

To access the Teacher Trainer Journal click on the link to the journal below. The first time you open the link you may see a site map. Click on continue and this will disappear and you will continue to the flip book version of the journal.

When you have opened the journal you can scroll back and forward through the journal pages. Any links in the articles or the references can also be accessed. If you are looking for the archive go to the menu on the top right hand side of the page. For the time being, more recent issues of the journal are directly available at the bottom of this page in PDF format.


The journal continues to remain free to access as is the back archive from 2006. We welcome contributions to support the magazine.


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As always, in this issue we have a strong international representation reflecting an important ethos of the journal where we strive to continue learning about good practice from different contexts and share that experience based on evidence from our different realities. In this way, we can share our similar and different global understandings of good practice in teacher education. Our different realities in this edition once again cross a number of countries and regions – Spain, Israel, Argentina, Croatia and the UK. In this edition, we also have an interview, as usual, reflecting how the professional and the personal interconnects – which is an essential ingredient of the life of a teacher educator. We also have a book review reinforcing our evidence informed approaches to good practice in teacher education, and also a list of the digital archive from 2016.

I am also very pleased to announce collaboration with the British Council global teacher education community who now receive The Pilgrims Teacher Trainer Journal directly and, as always, we would welcome contributions in future issues of the journal on your personal learning stories and on what has been most supportive for you. This can be in the form of an article, an interview or a book or resource review.

The Pilgrims Teacher Training Journal continues to be free to access, as is the whole back digital archive going back to 2006. We are keeping a few recent editions on the website home page with the rest of the archive available through the website when you access the flip book version. We are still planning changes and watch this space for news that will be available on our website https://pilgrimsttj.com and through the usual social media channels. You will see on the website that we have a new innovation. We intend to keep the journal free to access though I am sure you understand that producing a journal like this one involves costs. To continue ensuring we can maintain the journal at its highest professional standard throughout 2023 and beyond and remain committed to the standards, rigour and integrity that you expect, we would appreciate your support. If you would like to contribute and feel you can afford to, please do so using the form below. Thank you – it is most appreciated.

Our teacher trainer journal is very much a public face of Pilgrims in promoting excellence in education. In this issue you can find information on our summer training at the University of Galway. You can find details of our great courses and information for applying for Erasmus funding (if you are eligible to access this) and we look forward to welcoming you and working with you this summer.

We hope you find this very much another content rich edition as we intend every edition to be. The journal continues to be intended to be YOUR VOICE in reflecting and sharing global ideas on teacher education. In doing this, sometimes an article may seem to be a little controversial and though we strive for everything to be evidence-informed, this also means there may be strong personal views on a topic. We believe that The Pilgrims Teacher Trainer Journal should be a space for this. And, of course, we welcome debate and would very much welcome any responses to articles that we publish.

As mentioned above, as always, we welcome contributions for the journal on all aspects of teacher education, and these can be sent to me at phil.dexter@pilgrimsttj.com at any time for future publication. We have a style guide for contributors and it’s best if you can follow this before submitting a contribution. If you are submitting a contribution based on research, it’s important that you have the necessary permissions from anyone who has contributed to any research data. Please contact me for further information and details are also available on the website.


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