The project selected which has recently been in the news is, “Selecting the teachers of tomorrow: international project aimed at improving school standards”. This new project was released by University of York magazine on 17th march 2015 aimed at selecting candidate by a new approach for making selection of such candidate that have the ability to become the teachers of future. The aim of the project lies in identification of inter-personal attributes required for teaching successfully. The project is long term based with 5 year plan of completion with a total budget allocated as 1.4 million Euros by the European Research Council. It has been the first time that an ERC consolidator grant has been given as an award to UK based education project. This selected is considered as a project as per my perception because it has several important characteristics of an effective project.
A successful project should have uniqueness and should be managed properly. The selected project has been developed through thorough research into theories from education psychology and occupation psychology for understanding and identifying important inter-personal attributes such as soft skills required for gaining success in teaching in order to create teachers of future. From this perspective, the uniqueness, versatility and well management of the project selected can be described. Credibility of this project can be illustrated from the wide research analysis done in this project along with its affiliation from ERC consolidator grant. The uniqueness of the project can be described from the newer opportunities that this project brings forward lying in deepening understanding along with translating the understanding into selecting development ways that can enhance future teachers for improvising the school standards in the UK and across the globe. Team work is also evident in this project. Professor Klassen is working with UK expert teams and global researchers in the field of education. Collaborators are also inclusive of researchers, practitioners from UK and Australia along with credible database research articles. Team work is an illustration of a good project and it has been depicted by the selected project. From all these perspectives, the selected project is considered as a project.