TEPE 2016 Keynote speaker tipped as next US Education Secretary

May 12, 2016

TEPE has its finger on the policy pulse as usual.

Our keynote speaker Linda Darling-Hammond is tipped by Education Week as the most likely next US Education Secretary in the event of a win by the Democrats 


TEPE 2016 First Call for Papers – University of Malta

November 20, 2015

Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network (TEPE) 2016 conference

19 – 21 May 2016 Valletta, Malta

Conference Theme:

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:

  1. Does the paper clearly address at least one of the central goals of the TEPE Network?
  2. Does the paper present innovative ideas and new knowledge on the subject under examination?
  3. Does the paper present clear policy recommendations related to teacher education?
  4. Does the paper fit with the technical requirements e.g. length (4000-6000 words), references and quality of language?

European Doctorate in Teacher Education (EDiTE) job opportunities

November 8, 2015
The EDiTE (European Doctorate in Teacher Education) Consortium has advertised 15 new job opportunities for researchers in the framework of its joint research program entitled ³TRANSFORMATIVE TEACHER LEARNING FOR BETTER STUDENT LEARNING WITHIN AN EMERGING EUROPEAN CONTEXT². The researchers will be employed by one of the five universities of the consortium for a period of 3 years and they will also be enrolled as doctoral students in the new EDiTE doctoral program.
This is one of few high level European research opportunities for early career researchers within a committed community in transnational research in teacher education at large.
Application forms can be downloaded from the website of the EDiTE consortium (http://www.edite.eu).


First Announcement for TEPE 2016 at the University of Malta, 19th-21st May 2016

October 23, 2015

The TEPE Board is delighted to announce that the 10th TEPE Conference will be held at the University of Malta between the 19th and 21st May 2016.

Further details will follow soon.

Crossing Boundaries for Learning – through Technology and Human Efforts

June 30, 2014
Crossing Boundaries for Learning – through Technology and Human Efforts
Edited by Hannele Niemi, Jari Multisilta and Erika Löfström
This newly published book is based on selected papers presented at the
2013 annual conference of the Teacher Education Policy in Europe
(TEPE) network at the University of Helsinki.
The book presents how:
• Many prior boundaries between formal and non-formal learning sites
are in the process of breaking down.
• Learning spaces are becoming more overlapping, seamless, joined, and
• Technology creates new practices in schools. Technology can be used
to facilitate personalized learning and inclusion in education, as
well as in partnerships between schools, homes, and the wider community.
• Learning continues throughout life, and a school’s task is to
provide learners with the skills and competences with which they can
continue their learning in different phases of their lives.
• Technology can be an important tool, but without other educationally
supportive structures and equal opportunities for a good education,
technology alone cannot solve problems or provide the necessary skills
for the future.
For more information:



European Parliamentary Research Service

May 16, 2014

European Parliamentary Research Service

Contributions of members of the TEPE Network figure highly in recent report on Teacher Education in Europe from the European Parliamentary Research Service

TEPE 2014 in Croatia – Call for Papers

November 26, 2013

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to participate in the Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Network 2014 conference “Overcoming Fragmentation in Teacher Education Policy and Practice” which will be held during 15 – 17 May 2014 in Zagreb, Croatia.

The conference aims to explore fragmentation within and across teacher education policy and practice, encouraging discussions on the following themes:

– Overcoming fragmentation by linking the educational sciences with subject methodologies

– Overcoming fragmentation between university faculty and school-based teacher educators

– Overcoming fragmentation by bridging the gap between initial teacher education, induction and continuous professional development

– Overcoming fragmentation by embedding the European dimension within national contexts

The deadline for abstract submission is 3rd February 2014 and notification of acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author by 31st March 2014.

The TEPE 2014 conference is co-organized by the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb and the Institute for Social Research ñ Zagreb / Centre for Educational Research and Development.

More detailed information on the TEPE 2014 conference is available on the conference website: TEPE 2014 Conference

We look forward to your contribution and participation!

TEPE 2014 Organising Committee