Call for papers

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Information about the acceptance of conference submissions will be made during the beginning of March.

The Scientific and Organising Committees of The Teacher Education Policies in Europe Network Conference 2020 is calling for abstract submissions. 

 

In order to submit your abstract, please  indicate the sub-theme under which you are submitting your paper/poster or symposium. Whether you plan to submit a paper or a poster, kindly submit an abstract of your work here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tepe2020

Submission of abstracts: December 1, 2019 – February 21, 2020. (* NEW deadline!)

The theme of the 14th TEPE conference is Sustainability and ethics in teacher education and education policy”. Ethics and sustainability can be explored through many perspectives. For instance, we may ask, does teacher education and policy take into account the changing global situation? What are the prerequisites for sustainable teacher education policy? The teaching profession is considered to be an ethical profession, but how does this important aspect manifest itself in teacher education policy, and to what extent do teacher education policy acknowledge and support high standards of ethics? How could education policy support teacher quality and commitment?

In today’s World, we need to be mindful of how resources are used. The concept of sustainable teacher education policy implies a sustained vision and persistent work towards key goals rather than buzz words and short-term goals. What would a sustainable teacher education policy look like? How can it be achieved, and how does prior research inform the quest for sustainable teacher education policy? These, and other related questions will be explored through keynote speeches, parallel thematic sessions, panels, working sessions and poster presentations around three main themes, namely:

Theme 1. Towards more sustainable education and overcoming global learning crisis: a new challenge for teacher education policy and practice

Theme 2. Teaching as an ethical profession

Theme 3. Sustainability in teacher education and teacher education policy

Important dates

  • Submission of abstracts: 1 December 2019 – February 21, 2020
  • Abstract Acceptance Notice: 28 February 2020 (UPDATE: We'll get in touch with you during the first week of March)
  • Registration Deadline: 31 March 2020 midnight EET

abstract guidelines

The abstract is a brief but concise statement that describes a larger work. Abstract content must meet the following guidelines:  

  • The outline should include a brief introduction about the topic, purpose, method used, main findings or main expected implications and conclusions. 
  • Where applicable, the abstract should also include research limitations, practical implications and main recommendations.  
  • The abstract should not exceed 500 words and must be based on  original work. 
  • Three or four key words relating to the topic should be supplied along with the abstract  

Abstracts are subject to double-blind peer review.  Accepted abstracts will be published in electronic format in the TEPE2020 Conference proceedings upon registration completion. 

If your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, a notification email will be sent to your registered email address. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at: tepe2020-conference@helsinki.fi

review process

TEPE Conference operates a system of double-blind peer review. A submitted abstract is assessed by at least two reviewers.

Notification of review results
Authors are usually informed of acceptance or rejection within four weeks of abstract submission. Accepted authors will receive an email notifying them of the results. 

Assessment Criteria 
In assessing submissions, the following criteria are applied: 

Originality 
Is the study original in nature? How does it contribute to the existing knowledge base on teacher education and teacher education policy?  

Impact 
Does the abstract address an important issue regarding teacher education policies and TEPE 2020 Conference theme? How does the study advance scientific knowledge in the field of teacher education and teacher education policy? 

Quality of Research Design and Data Analysis 
Is the study design clearly described, including research approach, sample, context and analyses? SImilarly, if the abstract presents a review of prior research, are review criteria and method of analysis clearly described?  

Conclusions 
Are the conclusions clear and realistic? Are the conclusions supported by the data? Are the conclusions relevant for teacher education  and teacher education policy? 

Quality of presentation 
Is the abstract clearly written? Can the study aims, methods and findings be easily understood? 

submission

Submission of abstracts: December 1, 2019 – February 21, 2020.

In order to submit your abstract, please  indicate the sub-theme under which you are submitting your paper/poster or symposium. Whether you plan to submit a paper or a poster, kindly submit an abstract of your work here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tepe2020