TEPE 2021 Conference: Teacher Education Policy in Europe “Challenges of distance teaching in teacher education and education” 20-22 May 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Call for papers https://pef.uni-lj.si/tepe21.html
Welcome to the following new members who have recently joined the TEPE board: Maria Assuncao Flores, Nina Kilbrink, Anna Lindqvist, Helle Plauborg and Vasileios Symeonidis. We look forward to working together in the next phase of the TEPE network.
Thank you to the following members of the TEPE board who have recently stepped down: Hannele Niemi, Teresa O’Doherty, Teresa Moran and Judith Harford. Your service and contributions have been greatly appreciated and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with you all in the future as active members of the TEPE network.
A belated thank you to the University of Helsinki team for organising such a successful online conference in May and also for preparing the TEPE 2020 Policy Statement on promoting teaching as an ethical profession. An opening extract follows and the full text can be accessed from the link below:
Society, schools and education are places of diversity in terms of people’s backgrounds, dispositions, values and moral compass. Teacher education at all levels (pre-service, in-service) will need to educate a diverse student body for increasingly diverse schools. Teaching practice is as one of the domains in which diversities meet; student teachers, practice supervisors and the schools as communities have diverse backgrounds, needs, and even norms. Whilst it may be challenging to navigate ethical considerations, it is necessary to begin with the recognition of the teaching profession is an ethical profession. Learning to understand and appreciate diversity is an ethical dimension involving aspects of respect, beneficence and justice. It is vital that ethical competence is recognized as a crucial area of teacher’s professional competence. Teachers’ ethical codes help to manifest high standards of ethics in daily practice. At best, ethical codes or guidelines support and empower teachers in their work.
Link to the TEPE 2020 Policy Statement
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
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
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!
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.
Thank you to Maria Assunção Flores and colleagues from the University of Minho, Portugal for organising such an inspiring and wonderful conference.
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.