The theme of the 12th TEPE conference “Recruiting and Educating the Best Teachers: Policy, Professionalism and Pedagogy” will enable the discussion of teacher education policy in Europe and beyond. At the TEPE 2018 conference there will be opportunities to discuss key issues related to the recruitment, selection and education of teachers focusing particularly on the dimensions of policy, professionalism and pedagogy. This event will bring together a number of experts: from representatives of universities to governmental and non-governmental institutions, as well as policy makers, researchers, teacher educators, teachers and all those interested in teacher education policy, research and practice.
- Professor António Nóvoa is Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Lisbon. His current research interests lie in the history of education and comparative education, particularly focusing on the teaching career, teacher training and education policies.
- Flávia Vieira is a full professor at the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) and she is a researcher at the Research Centre in Education (CIEd). She works in the fields of reflective teacher education, pedagogy for autonomy, and the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education.
- Francesca Caena’s expertise focuses on European education and training policies, comparative studies, teacher education and professional development.
- Marilyn Cochran-Smith is the Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Curriculum and Instruction at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College.
The following five sub-themes have been established to explore this general theme:
Sub-theme 1. Policy in Recruiting and Educating the Best Teachers
Papers under this sub-theme focus on issues of how to recruit and educate the best teachers, including, amongst other features, criteria and procedures for teacher recruitment, content and form of curriculum of teacher education, structure and policies of teacher education.
Sub-theme 2. Professionalism and the Education of the Best Teachers
This sub-theme includes papers related to teachers’ knowledge, competencies and standards that might be considered relevant to the education of teachers.
Sub-theme 3. Pedagogy of Teacher Education
This sub-theme includes papers related to teacher educators’ practices and also to the key distinctive features of pedagogy of teacher education.
Sub-theme 4. Research and Practice in Teacher Education
This sub-theme focuses on specific issues in teacher education that have been widely considered to be key elements in teacher education: the practice and the research dimensions.
Sub-theme 5. Teacher Evaluation and Professional Development
This sub-theme focuses on policies and practices related to the evaluation of teachers and to their professional development.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 January 2018