MENTEP Brochure 2017

MENTEP Brochure 2015

How can policy-makers support teachers in developing their technology- enhanced teaching competence?

Two-thirds of teachers in the European Union learn about ICT in their own time, and almost all are positive about the impact of ICT on students, according to the Survey in schools: ICT and education (2013). However, despite this readiness, many teachers in Europe still have a lack of competence in using ICT in their teaching and use it only to a small extent in their classrooms.

Key activities

The MENTEP (MENtoring Technology-Enhanced Pedagogy) project addressed the need in Europe for teachers able to innovate using ICT in their classroom and for improved data on teachers’ digital competence. Based on this premise, MENTEP investigated the potential of an online self-assessment tool to empower teachers to progress in their Technology-Enhanced Teaching (TET) competence at their own pace.
  • Project partners developed a common tool together and tested it in field trials in 11 partner countries.
  • The new online self-assessment tool TET-SAT - reliable, user-friendly and sustainable – is based on similar existing tools. Teachers using the tool are able to access resources and support via national portals. It is possible to review and adapt the final tool to future needs.
  • Around 1000 teachers in each participating country participated to the field trials to test the impact of the new tool. Anonymized data collected via the online tool facilitates the monitoring of teachers’ digital competence at individual, country and EU level.  This will make it possible to show the impact of the tool on the professional development of teachers.
  • The project also investigated the feasibility of a European-wide certification of TET competence (see MENTEP Global Self-Evaluation and TET-SAT as a certification tool).


The main objectives of the MENTEP policy experimentation were the following:

  • Monitoring and improving teachers’ TET competency by developing a reliable, user-friendly and sustainable tool with which teachers can self-assess the state of their TET competencies as well as their subsequent training progress
  • Achieving an understanding of existing TET competency policies and revealing teachers’ competencies at individual, country and EU level as well as monitoring its development during the experiment and the persisting demand for training
  • Evaluating the usefulness of the tool, its effect on teachers’ TET competencies and peer learning
  • Identifying optimal conditions for the tool to be used and spreading and sustaining the tool, the experimental approach and the findings
  • Investigating the feasibility of European-wide certification of TET competence and increasing national capacity in running field trials and policy experimentation

Project facts

  • Funding: The MENTEP project is a European Policy Experimentation funded by the European Commission via the Erasmus+ programme
  • Duration: From March 2015 until May 2018
  • Coordinator: European Schoolnet (, a network of 34 Ministries of Education from across Europe
  • Partners: 16 partners in 13 countries

How can policy makers benefit from MENTEP?

  • Make the tested and validated TET-SAT tool available to your teachers and adapt it to your own context. For any questions, just contact the MENTEP team (see contact information below). Watch also this short video to learn more about why TET-SAT is interesting to policy makers.
  • Get access to solid evidence about progression of teachers in their TET competence and how teachers can be supported to increase that competence


The MENTEP project is a European Policy Experimentation funded by the European Commission via the Erasmus+ programme. This website reflects the views only of the authors and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission, and the European Commission is not responsible or liable.

Resources at a glance...

Download the MENTEP Evaluation Report and MENTEP Executive Summary!

Take a look at the National Workshop reports of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia, and Spain.

The MENTEP policy experimentation - Research method & results at a glance

Discover the technology enhanced teaching self-assessment tool (TET-SAT) and find out the Qualitative Feedback from teachers on TET-SAT.



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