The Institute of Education provides research-based, pre-service training for teachers, special education teachers, speech therapists, and social pedagogues. There is also an extensive in-service training programme for teachers, heads of schools, and university teaching staff.
The Institute’s main fields of research consist of professional development of teachers, educational technology and digital literacy, special education, and educational management. Important recent publications deal with phases of inquiry-based learning, students’ metacognition, and interconnection between teaching practices and students’ achievements.
The Institute’s staff participates in international co-operation, including several professional organsations such as EARLI, IEEE, etc. Other major international co-operation and development projects focus on web-based learning environments and learning analytics in e-assessment (Go-Lab, Next-Lab, Ark of Inquiry, WatchMe, BE-SmaRT, LoiMoCo).
The Institute’s Centre of Educational Innovation promotes a new concept of learning in Estonian schools. The Institute’s centre has experimental classrooms with modern recording technology as well as a variety of digital devices which can be used for testing these new ways of learning and teaching.
- Department of General Education
- Department of Special Education
- School of Teacher Education
- Teacher Continuing Education and Induction Year Centre
- Centre for Educational Technology
- Centre of Educational Innovation
- Pedagogicum of University of Tartu
Institute of Education
1a Salme St
Phone: +372 737 6440
E-mail: haridus [ät] ut.ee