Associate Professor Rossella Santagata: Sharing Research on Teacher Learning at Nine Universities in Four Countries
On research sabbatical from UCI's School of Education, Associate Professor Rossella Santagata has been affiliated with the Department of Educational Psychology, Institute of Education, at Technische Universität, in Berlin, Germany.
Cities to which she has traveled from Berlin, to give university keynote addresses, include Hamburg, Munich, and Essen, in Germany; Locarno and Luzern, in Switzerland; Bologna, in Italy; and Santiago, in Chile.
The University of Bologna, Italy, extended a one-month invitation for Dr. Santagata to present her research on preparing future teachers for career-long learning and on the use of video technologies to foster teacher professional growth. At the Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna—considered the oldest university in the Western world (dated to 1088)—Dr. Santagata served, in January 2019, as Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies. There she joined a group of twenty-four Fellows, selected among top scholars worldwide, for funded research stays in 2018-19.
Center: Rossella Santagata with Members of the Scientific Board of the Institute for Advance Studies, Host Faculty, and Fellows
Right: Dario Braga, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies
Second from Left: Ira Vannini, Professor of Education and host
Professor Santagata travelled also to Chile, with colleagues from the Universities of Hamburg and Cologne, Germany, to share her research on teacher noticing and learning from practice at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago and at Universidad O’Higgins in Rancagua.
“It is remarkable to see how many countries share similar concerns about preparing and supporting teachers to be effective in fast-changing societies, with issues of inclusion and democratic participation at the forefront of conversations” Santagata said upon her return from this extensive tour of research presentations. "Many were inspired by the research we conduct at the UCI School of Education and are looking forward to use tools we have developed to guide teachers’ video-supported analysis of teaching. I am optimistic that research collaborations will also develop from these initial encounters.” Santagata added that two visiting scholars, one from Bologna and one from Munich, are already scheduled to spend several months at UCI next year.
Below is a listing of Dr. Santagata’s presentations: