TEPE 2020 Conference

TEPE 2020 Conference
Teacher Education Policy in Europe, 13-15 May 2020, Helsinki, Finland
Teacher Education Policy in Europe, 13-15 May 2020, Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to the conference

The theme of the 14th TEPE conference is Sustainability and ethics in teacher education and education policy. Through this theme, the TEPE network hopes to explore teacher education, the teaching profession and teacher education policy through explicitly ethics and sustainability-related perspectives. This theme connects with important global developments, trends and discourses, and therefore reflects societal needs. Urgent themes are how teacher education can provide solutions to global learning crises through teachers’ high-quality professional work and by creating sustainable learning opportunities for all learners. Through the conference, we hope to explore what these concepts entail in teacher education and teacher education policy, and how might we make sure that while the ethical and sustainable solutions are called for in all areas of life, also teacher education and related policies acknowledge their responsibility.

This conference provides opportunities to share research findings in teacher education, relate research to teacher education policies and policy-making, and engage in fruitful and visionary discussion on how to bridge research-based knowledge and policy-making in an effort to create sustainable teacher education where beneficence and justice have a high priority.