Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network (TEPE) 2016 conference
19 – 21 May 2016 Valletta, Malta
Teacher Education from a Global Perspective
We look forward to welcoming you to Malta in 2016!
The Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) network is an academic network that builds on the previous European collaborative projects in the field of teacher education policy – 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 speeches, plenary sessions and parallel thematic sessions.
The strategic position of Malta in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and rich with a history of 7,000 years gives the island a unique mélange of cultures. In the educational sphere, it has historically participated actively in the work and activities of the European Union as well as those of international and regional organisations and institutions. This conference, being hosted in Malta, is to encourage research with an emphasis on Europe and the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. The theme of the 2015 TEPE conference: ‘Teacher Education from a Global Perspective’ opens the debate regarding the need of quality teacher education institutions and lifelong opportunities for all teachers to learn and to grow. It also establishes the notion that all teachers should receive adequate education and training throughout all phases of their preparation and professional development and the need for teachers to seek and make use of learning opportunities within their schools and communities. This conference will give opportunities to academics and educators to share experience, practice and research findings on teacher education throughout the world, giving rise to different perspectives about how to offer teachers the chance to learn.
The following sub-themes have been established to explore this general theme.
Theme 1. Initial teacher education in Europe and in a global world
Theme 2. Teachers in schools as learning organisations in Europe and from a global perspective
Theme 3. Teachers and teacher education for multicultural settings
Theme 4. Theory, policy and practice in teacher education in Europe and from a global perspective
Theme 5. Reflections on teacher education at Masters level
Submission and Guidelines
The conference aims to explore the notion of teacher education contexts, through these five sub-themes but in their broadest sense and to have a strong connection with research-based evidence. Conference proposals can be research paper sessions, posters or symposia. The deadline for abstract submission is the 15th of February 2016 and notification of acceptance will be sent to the author by the 31st March 2016. Late submissions may not be considered. The conference language will be English.
Abstracts will be blind reviewed by two reviewers and included in the Book of Abstracts. The full papers will be recorded on CD and the conference website. Selected papers will be published in the conference publication. All abstracts and papers must be in English.
Abstracts should be of up to 300 words in length, including keywords and title. It will be possible to submit these via the EasyChair conference system https://www.easychair.org/ and further detail will be sent with the second Call for Papers shortly. If you are a new user, you will need to sign up for an EasyChair account by following the instructions available on the website address.
Criteria for the evaluation of papers:
Reviewers will evaluate papers according to the following criteria:
- Does the paper clearly address at least one of the central goals of the TEPE Network?
- Does the paper present innovative ideas and new knowledge on the subject under examination?
- Does the paper present clear policy recommendations related to teacher education?
- Does the paper fit with the technical requirements e.g. length (4000-6000 words), references and quality of language?