Learning Spaces with technology in teaching and teacher education: Call for Papers for TEPE 2013

Teacher Education Policy in Europe Conference

16-18 May 2013, Helsinki, Finland jointly organised by TEPE, CICERO Learning Network and University of Helsinki

Conference website: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/tepe-2013/

Call for Papers: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/tepe-2013/callforpapers/

 The Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) network is an academic network that builds on the work and community from the previous European collaborative projects in the field of teacher education policy such as TNTEE and EUDORA. The annual conference brings together educational researchers, policy makers, teachers and practitioners from Europe and beyond. The conference programme will include keynote talks, plenary sessions and parallel workshop sessions.

 The theme of the 2013 TEPE Conference is Learning Spaces with Technology in Teaching and Teacher Education. Critical thinking skills and lifelong learning have been on the agenda for some time now, but the changing environment, in particular developing infrastructures, increasingly networked communities and constant access to resources and networks influence people and learning, and make these skills ever more important. The increasing use of mobile technologies and the expansion of social media, for instance, require not only technological skills, but also information literacy, social competences and ethical awareness. At the same time, new technologies create collaborative spaces for learning, and expand our perspectives on how and where (and why?) learning takes place. The conference brings together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to discuss not only how schools and teacher education should respond to this constantly changing environment, but also how these institutions shape and engage in creating new and innovative learning spaces.

The Organising Committee of the TEPE Network Conference 2013 invites in particular papers which address the use of new technologies to create learning spaces:

• New technologies in teaching, learning and teacher education

• Schools and new technology

• Teachers’ and students’ competences and skills in and across new learning spaces

• Preparing teachers to create learning spaces with the help of new technology

• 21st century skills and technology in teaching, learning and educational policy

• New technology and learning spaces in educational policy

Submission and Guidelines

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 February 2013. Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author by 15 March 2013.

Abstracts will be blind reviewed by two reviewers and included in the Book of Abstracts and the conference website. Full papers should be submitted by 2 May 2013. Selected full papers will be published in the conference publication. All abstracts and papers must be in English.

For further details on evaluation criteria and how to submit an abstract hfor TEPE 2013, please see http://blogs.helsinki.fi/tepe-2013/callforpapers/.

 We look forward to seeing you in Helsinki!

 TEPE 2013 Organising Committee

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