This scientific event brings together more than 200 experts: representatives of universities, governmental and non-governmental institutions and research, policy, teacher education professionals from all around the world. We expect it to be a great opportunity and an inspiring occasion for learning, especially leading to discussion on the elusive concept of quality teachers and quality (in) teacher education.
The TEPE 2019 Conference addresses several basic questions such as: What does it take to educate high quality teachers? What can be done to create such systems where every learner can have well-trained, qualified and motivated teachers who promote inclusive and equitable quality education for all? How do working conditions for teachers influence teacher quality? What is high quality in teacher education.
Themes of the Conference
The following sub-themes have been established to explore the general theme of the conference:
Theme 1. Exploring international and European perspectives on quality in education as well as teacher education and their policy impact
Theme 2. Reforming teaching and teacher education: towards high quality education for all
Theme 3. Raising teacher quality: attracting, supporting and preparing a diverse student- teacher population
Theme 4. Strengthening teacher education and teaching profession: conditions for quality teaching and learning
Theme 5. Developing cultures of sharing and collaboration as a means of supporting teachers’ professional learning and development
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019.
Prof. A. Lin Goodwin,
Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong,
The Evenden Foundation Chair at Teachers College, Columbia University
Teacher Education for the 31st Century? Preparing Teachers for Unknown Futures
Prof. Marco Snoek
Professor Teacher Development and School Innovation
The Centre of Applied Research in Education, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
The purpose of teacher education in Europe. Reflections on the ‘quality’ of teachers, teacher
education and teacher educators
Prof. Gert Biesta
Professor of Public Education - NIVOZ Professor for Education
Maynooth University Ireland
The University of Humanistic Studies, The Netherlands
What kind of society does the school need? On quality education in impatient times
Prof. Kay Livingston
Professor in Educational Research, Policy and Practice at the School of Education
University of Glasgow
What does quality teacher education mean and how can the preparation of future teachers be quality assured?