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‘Teacher Education from a Global Perspective’


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 2016 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.

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