‘Transformative Teacher Learning for Better Student Learning within an Emerging European Context’ conference by EDiTE

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We warmly invite you to the ‘Transformative Teacher Learning for Better Student Learning within an Emerging European Context’ conference, organised by EDiTE in Lisbon, 18-20 February, 2019, at the Instituto de Educação, Universidade de Lisboa. We proudly announce this event as the final meeting of the EDiTE project that brought together researchers from five European universities in a joint effort to research current issues in teacher education. EDiTE researchers will come together in order to summarise and present their research findings of the last three years, and to engage with an international audience, in dialogue with well-known researchers, keynote speakers, policy makers, school practitioners and the public audience. All our sessions including keynote speeches and thematic parallel sessions are open and free to the public, but online registration is necessary. Abstract submissions are open for EDiTE and NAFOL researchers. Join our event!

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Conference Details

Conference Themes

EDiTE Research Programme: Transformative Teacher Learning for Better Student Learning within an Emerging European Context

The theme of the ‘Transformative Teacher Learning for Better Student Learning within an Emerging European Context’ conference draws on the deep interdependence of educational research and practice offered on the PhD programme. Therefore, over the course of the project, the EDiTE community envisioned growing into a leading European network for innovation in teacher education, accessible to academics, practitioners and policy makers. There are three main sub-themes:

Teacher Learning

How to increase the quality of teaching, improve the effectiveness of classroom-level processes and develop teachers’ practical knowledge?

We are interested in understanding how teachers learn about the learning of students by paying attention to (1) the nature of teachers’ professional knowledge, (2) the collective or social nature of teacher learning and (3) the role of teacher research. A range of (qualitative and quantitative) research approaches will be used to find out more about teacher learning in the participating countries.

To contribute to this innovative perspective, we understand teacher learning as “transformative learning” in order to better understand their students’ learning and in most cases adapt their teaching. This transformative learning does not only happen during teacher education, but during their whole professional life, a great part of which is work-based. Teacher learning has to be connected to student learning. This is more than a learning theory, teachers and students belong to a community/communities of practice.

Student Learning

What are the implications of students’ learning non-measurable components for teacher education?

In our research, we are asking about the implications of this fact for teacher education, conducting research on the nature of the (deep) learning of teachers whose starting point is their understanding of the complex world of learning of their students. Ethnographic, phenomenological and other approaches will enable researchers to pursue research at this level of understanding.

European Context

What could be the emerging European context for the “European Teacher” (ENTEP/Schratz, 2010) learning? What skills, competences and attitudes of teachers should be developed?

We aimed to reflect on the future perspective of education in Europe as an on-going focus for ESRs in the process of their collaborative work across the partner institutions and countries.

Attending the Conference

There are two ways of attending the ‘Transformative Teacher Learning for Better Student Learning within an Emerging European Context’ conference, either as member of the public audience or by as a paper presenter. All sessions are publicly open and free of charge for the audience, but registration is necessary until 14th December (see registration). Abstracts for paper presentations are welcome from EDiTE and NAFOL doctoral candidates by 30th November. All attending EDiTE and NAFOL members (including supervisors, co-supervisors, secretariat) must fill in the registration form.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

We warmly welcome abstract submissions from EDiTE and NAFOL doctoral candidates who are at an advanced level/final stage of their PhDs. In this sense, we look for abstracts and consequent presentations that summarise doctoral thesis work. Abstracts are to be sent to EDITE@ie.ulisboa.pt by 1st November. The abstract should include the following details:

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Affiliation, Corresponding author’s email address
  • 120 words abstract text
  • 4-6 keywords
  • The text should briefly tell about: Research Issue, Research Aims, Key Theoretical Perspectives, Methods, Main Results, Main points for Discussion/Conclusion

Presentation Guidelines

Paper presentations will be organised into thematic sessions that will run parallel. Paper presentations should last 15 minutes, followed by an interactive discussion with the audience. The presentation format must follow this structure: Introduction/Research Problem, Research Aims, Background of the Study and Significance, Key Theoretical Perspectives, Methods, Main Results, Discussion/Conclusion. Presentations should focus on and spend the most time on Results and Discussion, while the other parts should be presented concisely.

Important Dates

  1. Registration Starts 3rd September
  2. Registration Deadline 31st January
  3. Submission of abstracts Starts (EDiTE/NAFOL PhD students only) 1st October
  4. Submission of abstracts Ends (EDiTE/NAFOL PhD students only) 1ST November
  5. Feedback from the Scientific Committee 1st December

Accreditation / Creditação

(For teachers at the Portuguese education system only)

Conforme o despacho n.º 5741/2015, de 29 de maio de 2015, o 1º dia desta conferência (dia 18 de fevereiro) será certificada como ação de formação de curta duração (6h). Para o efeito, terá de 1) proceder à inscrição na conferência; 2) preencher a ficha de identificação do formando; 3) assinar ficha de presenças no secretariado e 4) preencher o questionário online, após o 1º dia de conferência. E-mail: edite@ie.ulisboa.pt

Ficha de Identificação do Formando

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Anja Swennen

Dr. Anja Swennen

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Dr. Anja Swennen is researcher and teacher educator at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The main focus of her research is teacher education, professional development of teacher educators and history and policy of teacher education. Recently, she has been thinking and writing about the concept of Brave Research, research that encourages communities of inquiry that include and benefit students, teachers, teacher educators and researchers.
Anja published several academic books, articles and book chapters about policy, practice and research in teacher education as well as on teacher educators’ identity and autonomy. She also disseminated her work in professional publications and at national and international conferences. Anja is an editor of Professional Development in Education.

Professor Maria Assunção Flores

Professor Maria Assunção Flores

University of Minho

Maria Assunção Flores is an associate professor at the University of Minho, Portugal. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2002. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2008/2009, and at the University of Glasgow (March 2016-February 2017). Her research interests include teacher professionalism and identity, teacher education and professional development, teacher appraisal, curriculum, assessment and higher education. She has published extensively on these topics both nationally and internationally. She is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET). She is currently the Chair of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT) and emeritus board member of ICET. She is executive editor of the journal Teachers and Teaching Theory and Practice and editor of the European Journal of Teacher Education.

Professor António Nóvoa

Professor António Nóvoa

Universidade de Lisboa

António Nóvoa is Full Professor of the Institute of Education and Honorary Rector of the University of Lisbon.
He has been Rector of the University of Lisbon between 2006 and 2013.
He earned a PhD in Education from the University of Geneva (1986) and a PhD in History from the University of Paris IV - Sorbonne (2006).
He earned four Doctorates Honoris Causa from the Universities of Algarve, Brasília, Lusófona and Rio de Janeiro.
President of ISCHE - International Association for the History of Education (2000-2003), his work is related with historical and comparative issues in education.

Conference Programme

Prosvisional Programme

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Download the program here!

Position Paper

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Download the position paper here!

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Organising Committee

Scientific Committee

  • Wiktor Bernad

  • András Fehérvári

  • Shaima Muhammad

  • Wanderson Oliveira

  • Sofia Sá

  • Catarina Sobral

  • Nikolett Szelei

  • Luís Tinoca

  • Tamás Tóth

  • Ana Sofia Pinho

  • Maria João Mogarro

  • Ana Paula Caetano

  • Hana Červinková

  • Lotar Rasiński

  • Maria Czerepaniak-Walczak

  • Anna Babicka-Wirkus

  • Michael Schratz

  • Christian Kraler

  • Markus Amman

  • Johanna Schwarz

  • Gábor Halász

  • János Győri

  • Erika Kopp

  • Orsolya Kereszty

  • Zsuzsa Kovács

  • György Mészáros

  • Orsolya Kálmán

  • Luís Tinoca

  • Ana Sofia Pinho

  • Maria João Mogarro

  • Ana Paula Caetano

  • Leonor Santos

  • Milan Pol

  • Jiří Zounek

  • Petr Novotný

  • Roman Švaříček

  • Klára Šedová

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The ‘Transformative Teacher Learning for Better Student Learning within an Emerging European Context’ conference is going to take place in Lisbon, Portugal at Hotel Radisson Blu, Avenida Marechal Craveiro Lopes, 390 Campo Grande 1749-009.

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Instituto de Educação, Universidade de Lisboa

Alameda da Universidade, 1649-013 Lisboa

Tel.: +351 21 794 38 53

email: EDITE@ie.ulisboa.pt

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