Our Mission

TO-INN aspires to the creation of an interuniversity programme in the participating institutions that favours innovation, the collaboration of all the teaching community and the pertinence of all its teacher education content. Our overall objective, therefore, is to empower the institutions to train teachers who adequately answer the societal, economic and cultural needs of their professional environment.

TO-INN considers that this interuniversity programme should reinforce its social pertinence along four transversal axes: a) culture and tradition; b) citizenship and participation; c) social cohesion, with attention to gender and minorities; and d) digital culture. All in all, the programme should promote a sense of belonging, identity and social justice in the multicultural contexts of Latin America (the main arena of the project) through innovative training processes, curricular and policy correspondence between what society expects from institutions and what institutions deliver, and university governance.

Our objectives in general terms

In general terms, TO-INN’s objectives are to improve the quality, innovative initiative and pertinence of HE teacher education in critical areas that are common to all the institutions in the project, and to strengthen the social dimension of that education through the implementation of an Interuniversity Actions Plan (TO-INN’s virtual programme-platform).

Our specific objectives

Our objectives could be broken down as follows:

  • To design and implement a platform for collaborative and online work, for innovation in education–learning and for the virtual community communication.
  • To update the design and development of curricula in the participating institutions in order to guarantee their social pertinence.
  • To improve the pedagogical competences of the teaching staff in the participating universities in the Latin American region with regard to teaching innovation and good practices.
  • To integrate curricular and teaching innovation with institutional governance in order to favour the retention rate and academic success of education students and to optimize democratic models of university administration.
  • To make proposals to improve the participant countries’ education policies.