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Annual conference

The Annual Conference is the main annual event of the Association. The three-day (earlier longer) conference is a meeting place and platform for teacher educators and researchers from all over the world. It combines inspiring keynotes, a wide variety of papers on research and practice of teacher education, and active working sessions organised by the Research and Development Communities (RDCs) in a friendly, informal and lively atmosphere. The event also hosts the General Assembly of ATEE.

Conference details

  • August 27, 2023
  • August 29, 2022
  • August 14, 2019
  • August 20, 2018
  • October 23, 2017
  • August 22, 2016
  • August 24, 2015
  • August 26, 2014
  • August 22, 2013
  • August 25, 2012
  • 2023 Annual Conference

    Teacher education on the move

    Budapest, Hungary, 27-30 August 2023

    We are living through an era characterised by fake news, a global pandemic, invasion, and climate crisis. In the world of teacher education, these, and other, factors have created waves of rapid and radical shifts – including social, economic, political and technological contexts of the filed – thus bringing new challenges for teacher education systems, institutions and participants. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers, teacher educators, teachers, policymakers and students in the field of teacher education to confront these ever-evolving changes, and to provide a platform for presenting and discussing the results of research and developments related to these changes.

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    Teacher education curricula

    Actors in teacher education

    Teachers’ and teacher educators’ learning and professional development

    Public education and teacher Education

    Higher education and teacher education

    Educational responses to societal challenges from the perspective of teacher education

    Inclusion, equity and diversity in teacher education

    Teacher education legal issues

    Teacher education theories and methods

    Teacher education and new technologies

    Environmental, health and sustainability educationeacher education legal issues

    Subject- specific didactic concerns in teacher education (e.g., regarding science, mathematics, foreign languages, entrepreneurship, digital technologies)

    // Call for papers

    The conference provides two different ways for participants to present their work: 

    • Oral presentations: Traditional oral presentations with power points slides to the conference participants.
    • Posters presentations: The space for posters is limited by the venue and it is necessary to submit an abstract for review to be assigned a poster space.

    Call for papers: 2nd January 2023.

    Deadline for Abstract submission: 15th March 2023.

    Abstract evaluation deadline: 15th April 2023.

  • 2022 Annual Conference

    To be, or not to be a great educator

    Riga, Latvia, 29-31 August 2022

    Paraphrasing Hamlet’s question and asking “to be or not to be a great educator,” we would like to challenge our conference participants to talk on the problems posed by the pandemics, to address the development of digital solutions, and examine implications of new scientific discoveries.

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    Methods and theories

    Teacher education policy

    Inclusive and special needs education

    Inclusive and special needs education

    Entrepreneurship education

    Professional development of Teacher educators

    and more…

    // Call for papers

    Proposals for paper/presentation at the conference may be submitted in three categories: empirical research, theoretical study, practitioner presentation.

    • The abstract is requested to be submitted no later than 19 April 2022.
    • Information about acceptance or rejection of the abstract will be sent to the author no later than the first week of May 2022.
    • The submitted contributions should be original, i.e., they should not be previously published or submitted for publication in other editions.
    • Full articles should be submitted from the 1st of August till the 30th of September, 2022.All submitted articles will be subject to a strict double-blind peer-review process by at least two international reviewers.
  • 2019 Annual Conference

    Teacher Education in a Changing Global Context

    Bath Spa University, United Kingdom, 14-16 August 2019

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    Research into practice

    Research influencing policy

    Tackling the global teacher recruitment challenge

    // Abstracts

    Important Dates

    Abstracts submission closing date: 31st March 2019
    Notification of abstract acceptance: 3rd May 2019

    Early registration opens on 14th January 2019 and closes in 15th June 2019
    Late Registration from 16th June to 29th July

    For more information check out the conference website:

  • 2018 ATEE Annual Conference

    A future for all – teaching for a sustainable society

    Gävle, Sweden, 20-22 August 2018

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    The 43rd Annual ATEE conference A future for all – teaching for a sustainable society  pays attention to critical questions concerning rapid changes and citizenship in society.

    Education has a responsibility to foster skills, attitudes and behavior that will lead to sustainability and inclusive growth. The urgent need to understand the past for building tomorrow with new approaches in education puts important questions in focus regarding human wellbeing, social inclusion, environmental protection and globalization. These perspectives and approaches in research and practice in teaching and teacher education is the central focus of this conference.

    The conference aims to contribute to a thought-provoking discussion on these issues by challenging and problematizing the paradigms that are currently influencing research, policies and practices in the education field.

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    Innovation and sustainable changes in education

    What kinds of innovation in education can be considered as sustainable in the long term perspective regarding human wellbeing, social inclusion, environmental protection and globalization?

    Professional teachers: understanding today – building tomorrow

    How can we as teachers, teacher educators and researchers contribute with new approaches in education for re-affirming democratic practices and for claiming a more equal, just and sustainable society.

    Sustainable perspectives on theory and practice in teacher education

    How can we challenge unsustainable routines by focusing on learning and the type of capacities that are needed for a sustainable society?

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    Please choose one of the following options:
    a) Invitation to get published in the book. The keynote speakers during the conference prof. Vinayagum Chinapah, prof. Milena Dragicevic Šešić and prof. Arjen Wals will contribute with a full paper related to their keynote speeches. Two keynote speakers, prof. Vinayagum Chinapah and prof. Milena Dragicevic Šešić, will also collaborate as co-editors. Please send an email to [email protected] by 23rd October 2018. We will contact you with further information and time schedule at the beginning of November.

    b) Invitation to get published in Conference proceedings. The paper will be double-blind peer reviewed by members of the Academic Committee. In case of a positive review, the paper will be published in the conference proceedings. The conference proceedings will be sent for evaluation to be considered for inclusion into the Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), which is an integrated part of the Web of Science database maintained by Thomson Reuters. Please send the full paper to [email protected] by 15 December 2018, and highlight Conference Proceedings in the subject.

    c) Invitation to submit to the European Journal of Teacher Education (EJTE).

    For more information and guidance on how to submit, please see Please note that your paper will not be included in the conference proceedings/book.

    // Contact

    For questions regarding accommodation and registration, please contact:
    Maria Appelqvist | CWT Meetings & Events
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Phone: +46(0)26-66 31 60

    For all other questions, please contact:

    Annika Elm and the Organising Committee | University of Gävle, Sweden
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Phone +46(0)26-64 86 90

  • 2017 ATEE Annual Conference

    Changing Perspectives and Approaches in Contemporary Teaching

    Dubrovnik, Croatia, 23-25 October 2017

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    The 42nd Annual ATEE Conference focuses on rapid changes and increasing complexity of today’s world bringing about new challenges and growing demands on education system committed to addressing all forms of disparities and inequalities in access, participation and learning outcomes, exclusion and marginalization. The central focus of this conference is the relevance of these changing perspectives and approaches in research and practice in teacher education and teaching.

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    Migrations, equality and inclusion

    How should educators and institutions deal with migration taking into consideration diversity and promoting equality and inclusion at the same time?

    Building networks in education

    How can teachers embrace networking and build it to improve education?

    Enhancing the quality of teacher education

    How can the quality of teacher education be improved and maintained? Which aspects of this process should be emphasized?

    Sustainable changes in education

    We are interested in your experiences regarding initiation, implementation and continuing significant and sustainable changes in education.

    Gifted educators and Gifted Education

    Does pre-service and in-service education offer relevant opportunities for development of gifted educators for their and lasting benefit of gifted students, and how can it be improved?

    // Speakers

    Dr. Marylin Cochran-Smith


    Dr. Jasminka Ledic (Croatia)


    Dr. Branko Bognar


    // Conference information

    All conference information, including registration and abstract submission, information about the venue, accommodation and travel, is available on the conference website.

    // Important dates

    • Abstract submission deadline is 5 April 2017. Notification of abstract acceptance until 1 May 2017.

    • Early registration opens on 15 January 2017 and closes on 31 May 2017. (24:00 Central European Time)

    • Late registration from 1 June 2017 to 15 September 2017.

    // Publications

    Annual Conference Proceedings 2017

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  • 2016 ATEE Annual Conference

    Educating the Best Teachers: a Challenge for Teacher Education

    Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 22-24 August 2016

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    The 41st Annual ATEE Conference focuses on the important task of teacher education to educate the best teachers, teachers who are able to stimulate the cognitive and personal development of pupils, teachers who are innovative and able to develop themselves continuously.

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    Teacher educators should be innovative professionals using or conducting research in order to continuously improve education. How can teacher (educator) research support the innovation of (teacher) education?

    Professional roles of teacher educators

    Teacher educators fulfil a lot of different roles. Do teacher educators recognise these roles and how do they value them?

    School-based teacher education

    Learning during the practicum is often left to chance and a conceptual framework for this type of learning is missing. What kind of educational arrangements help to widen and deepen learning at the workplace?

    // Call for papers

    The response to the call for submissions has been great: over 200 proposals have been submitted. Teacher educators will present 175 presentations, posters, workshops and round table discussions.

    // Publications

  • 2015 ATEE Annual Conference

    Teacher Education through Partnerships and Collaborative Learning Communities

    Glasgow, The UK, 24-26 August 2015

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    The 40th ATEE Annual Conference focuses on Teacher Education through Partnerships and Collaborative Learning Communities and it aims to offer opportunities to exchange knowledge and ideas, stimulate discussion and encourage further joint activities and research in the following issues related to the conference theme:

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    Teacher Education through collaborative partnerships

    Multiple and interconnected contexts for Teacher Education

    Collaborative learning communities

    Teachers’ diverse professional learning needs and their implications

    Blended approaches to professional training

    Mentor support and challenge for teachers’ professional learning

    Teaching for diversity and creativity

    Leadership for transformational change

    Teacher education identities

    Teacher evaluation and teaching standards

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  • 2014 ATEE Annual Conference

    Transitions in Teacher Education and Professional Identities

    Braga, Portugal, 25-27 August 2014

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    The 2014 ATEE Annual Conference focuses on Transitions in Teacher Education and Professional Identities and it aims at fostering a deep discussion of the following issues related to the conference theme:

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    Developing student teachers professional identities

    Educating teachers for professional transitions

    Educating teachers for the 21st century teaching challenges

    Educational implications of the ‘Education and Training 2020’ strategic framework

    In-service teacher education and professional development

    Teacher identities through the life-course

    Teachers coping with professional transitions

    Transitions in initial teacher education

    // Publications

  • 2013 ATEE Annual Conference

    Educating for the Future

    Halden, Norway, 22-25 August 2013

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    The title can include many perspectives as education is an investment in the future.

    We therefore have to ask what future, or more precisely, what do we expect for the future? What do we want the future to be?

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    To answer those questions we have concentrated on three main tasks:

    What do we think are the most severe challenges facing humans and humankind and what consequences should it have for teaching and teacher education?

    What can we expect of technological development and what effects will it have on the role of teachers and students and of how we organize education in the future?

    How do we educate teachers to meet a rapidly changing world? How to educate for the unexpected?

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  • 2012 ATEE Annual Conference

    Policies and Professionalism in Teacher Education

    Eskisehir, Turkey, 25-29 August 2012

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    The XXXVII ATEE Annual Conference “Policies and Professionalism in Teacher Education”will be hosted by Anadolu University from 25 to 29 August 2012.

    The conference will enable interaction, dialogue, knowledge exchange and creation in relation to the topics set out above through keynote addresses, parallel sessions where papers will be presented and discussed. Fifteen Research and Development Centre (RDCs)meetings will also take place during the conference where all participants have opportunities to discuss different areas of teacher education in more depth and propose and develop projects of mutual interest.

    // Publications

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