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The following sub-themes have been established to explore the general theme of the conference, 'Teacher Education and Educational Research in the Mediterranean.'

Themes for the 2018 International Conference:

Theme 1: Past, present and the future of teacher education policies and practices in the Mediterranean

  • Teacher training and the changing nature of work and learning;
  • Initial teacher education and the formation of teacher identity;
  • Teachers’ professional development and learning: formal, non-formal and informal; 
  • Newly qualified teacher work experiences and educational needs;
  • Mentoring in pre-service and in-service teacher education.

Theme 2: Reforming and reinventing teacher education and work

  • Challenges in selecting pedagogical and content knowledge for teacher education;
  • Reflective practice in teaching and research; 
  • Teacher education for improvement of students' health and wellbeing;
  • Classroom management skills and teacher training;
  • Teachers' role in preventing early school leaving from education and training;
  • Teaching and learning languages and communication skills (bilingualism, foreign language,...);
  • Preparing teachers for the increasingly demanding early childhood education and care;
  • Training of teachers for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects;
  • Preparing teachers to work with information and communication technologies; 
  • Preparing teachers for assessment for learning;
  • Adult Education for social change;
  • Popular and community-based education;
  • Further and higher education.

Theme 3: Student teacher social and economic conditions in the Mediterranean

  • Youth interest in the teaching profession in the Mediterranean;
  • Student teacher recruitment, selection and training; 
  • Student teachers’ social engagement and approaches to learning;
  • Student-centered learning and teacher education;
  • Expanding opportunities for teacher student learning.

Theme 4: The role of professional associations and leadership in improving teachers' wellbeing

  • Teacher professional status and working conditions;
  • Job demand and control in teaching and job satisfaction;
  • Teacher working conditions, work-life balance and wellbeing;
  • Teacher agency in professional practice. 

Theme 5: Teacher training and Inclusive education

  • Teacher role in integration of recent immigrants to Europe [the Mediterranean region];
  • Developing teachers' intercultural competence;
  • Teacher sensitivity to diversity in the classroom;
  • Researching inclusive education to close the theory-practice gap;
  • Education for learning support assistance and inclusion.

Theme 6: Teachers as researchers - possibilities, challenges and the reality

  • The role of practice-based research in initial teacher education;
  • Pre-service teachers’ development through research and collaboration;
  • Evidence- and research-based teacher education and practices;
  • Teachers' engagement in collaborative research and innovative work;
  • Building capacity for research and innovation through initial teacher training and CPD.

Theme 7: Other issues related to Educational Research and Teacher Education.

Abstract Submission for this conference has now closed.

Should you have any queries, send an Email.

All the accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings and selected papers will be published in special issues of national peer-reviewed journals.

Last Updated: 22 May 2018

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