TEPE 2020 Conference in Helsinki

February 4, 2020

The 14th Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) conference is being organised at the University of Helsinki from 13th to 15th May, 2020 on the theme of ‘Sustainability and ethics in teacher education and education policy”.

The call for papers is open and the deadline for submission has been extended to 21st February 2020. For more information, please visit the website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/tepe-2020-conference

14th Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) conference 2020

January 26, 2020

The 14th Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) conference is organized at the University of Helsinki  from 13th to 15th May, 2020. The call for papers is open so please submit your proposals by 31 January.

 The theme of the conference is ‘Sustainability and ethics in teacher education and education policy”. For more information, please visit the website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/tepe-2020-conference

TEPE 2019 Call for papers

January 2, 2019

The web site for TEPE 2019 conference is now available.

The conference will be held in Cracow, Poland during 16-18 May 2019 on the theme of “Quality Teachers and Quality Teacher Education: Research, Policy and Practice”.

The Call for Papers and important dates can be found at the conference web site: http://tepe2019.pl/abstract-guidelines/

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

With best wishes for 2019!

First Announcement of the TEPE 2019 Conference

August 13, 2018

The TEPE 2019 Conference will take place at the Pedagogical University of Cracow, Cracow, Poland from 16th to 18th May 2019 on the theme of Quality Teachers and Quality Teacher Education: Research, Policy and Practice. More information will follow by October 2018 and we look forward to seeing you there.

Thanks for organising TEPE 2018

May 19, 2018

Thank you to Maria Assunção Flores and colleagues from the University of Minho, Portugal for organising such an inspiring and wonderful conference.


TEPE 2018 conference opens tomorrow

May 16, 2018

We look forward to seeing all participants for TEPE 2018 at the opening ceremony tomorrow at 4:30 pm in time for our first keynote speaker Marylin Cochran-Smith and the Panel Discussion on Teaching as a High Quality Profession. #TEPE2018

Vlasta Vizek Vidović

March 4, 2018

We received the very sad news that on 25 February 2018 our dear colleague, Professor Vlasta Vizek Vidović, from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, passed away. The main areas of her scientific interest were related to organizational psychology and to the psychology of education. She had been engaged in research in the field of stress and motivation in work, the area of motivation for learning and professional development of teachers, as well as in the issues of development of higher education. She had been coordinator of several international projects in the field of teacher education and higher education development, funded by the EU, UNESCO and the World Bank. She also held a number of managerial duties at the Faculty and University, including Head of the Department of School Psychology, Head of Department of Psychology, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Vice Rector for International Cooperation at the University of Zagreb. She also participated in numerous national, university and faculty bodies and working groups. We will remember her as a devoted member of the TEPE Board and an excellent organizer of TEPE 2014 conference in Zagreb, Croatia.

TEPE 2018 Conference

February 5, 2018

The Call for Papers for TEPE 2018, 17th-19th May, at the University of Minho in Braga has been extended to 10th February 2018.

Daniel Kallós (1937-2017)

November 13, 2017

It is with a deep sense of sadness that we announce the passing of our great friend and colleague Emeritus Professor Daniel Kallós who passed away on the 29th October 2017. Daniel was a driving force for research in the field of teacher education and for the establishment of the related field of educational work (pedagogiskt arbete) in Sweden at the turn of the millennium.

The impact of his work has resonated locally through his work at Umeå University and also at a national level in Sweden as described in the obituary by his friends and colleagues Per-Olof Erixon, Jan Sandgren and Maria Löfgren and published in Swedish at https://www.vk.se/2133461/daniel-kallos-umea which is reproduced in English below.

Not only has Daniel’s work had impact at the local and national level, but also his influence has impacted internationally. In particular he was the driving force behind the Thematic Network for Teacher Education in Europe (TNTEE) which formed the foundation on which the TEPE network was built.

There will be a memorial ceremony for Daniel on 25th November 2017 in Umeå.

Here is the tribute to Daniel from Per-Olof Erixon, Jan Sandgren and Maria Löfgren:-

Brian Hudson, Professor of Education, University of Sussex

DEATH. Our friend, colleague and teacher education’s dynamic representative Daniel Kallós has died at the age of 80 years. Closest relatives are wife, children and grandchildren.

He left Lund and Skåne and came to Umeå and Umeå University 30 years ago, when he took up the position of professor at the Educational Department. A few years later, he was appointed chair of the University’s Education and Research Board for teacher training. It was in that capacity that Daniel Kallós actively contributed to the research development of teacher education, not only at Umeå University but also nationally.

Daniel Kallós appeared as a teacher’s teacher at a time when research structures were lacking, and many questioned the location of teacher education at the academy. For several years he was president of the Teacher Training Convention, which served all teacher education in the country. He consciously and systematically worked on building structures to strengthen teacher education, which meant that in 2000, a faculty board for teacher education was established, well before other institutions in the country had established similar bodies.

At the same time, a new research education subject, educational work (pedagogiskt arbete) was established, which allowed students with teacher education qualifications to conduct research studies. To date 80 people have disputed in educational work at Umeå University.

When the government decided to set up 16 research schools in 2000, Daniel Kallós, together with colleagues in the country with well-written applications, succeeded in getting two of them at Umeå University; The National Research School in Educational Work, with participants from seven universities in the country, and the Gender Research School. For his efforts for teacher education, Daniel Kallós 2004 was appointed honorary doctorate at Umeå University.

After retirement, Daniel Kallós grew wholeheartedly into municipal policy and in that capacity is known to wider audience.

We are grateful that we got to know and work with Daniel Kallós. The University is harvesting the fruits of his hard work every day and will do so for a long time to come.

We miss a creative, ‘wordsome’, well-formulated, powerful, colourful and sometimes provocative colleague. Just Daniel’s great dedication and creative glow and ability to create something new and great is what we will especially remember of him. Like the memory of a fellow man and colleague who always stood up for what he believed in and burned for.

Per-Olof Erixon, Professor of Educational Work at Umeå University

Jan Sandgren, Chief Executive Officer at the Faculty Board for Teacher Education

Maria Löfgren, Rector of the School of Teacher Education at Umeå University

TEPE 2018 conference

October 26, 2017

17-19 May 2018, Braga, Portugal


The Organising and Scientific Committees of the TEPE Network Conference 2018 invite you to submit a paper on the theme:

Recruiting and Educating the Best Teachers: Policy, Professionalism and Pedagogy

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.

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.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts should be of up to 300 words in length, including keywords and title. In order to submit your abstract, please use the following email: 2018tepe@gmail.com

Important dates:

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 January 2018
  • Abstract Acceptance Notice: 1 March 2018
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15 April 2018 midnight CET
  • Late Registration Deadline: 10 May 2018 midnight CET
  • Conference Date:  17 – 19 May 2018

More at: http://www.tepe2018.com