Draft Agenda

Agenda
Conference Proceedings

Thursday, 21 February

16.00-17.45: Registration – City Hotel (city centre)

18:00 Introduction
Venue: City Hall, 5 minutes walk from City hotel - how to find it from hotel?

Welcome speeches
- Professor Pavel Zgaga, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education
- Mr. Zoran Janković, Mayor of Ljubljana

Evening key note: Being a Teacher in a Knowledge Society
Speaker: Professor Bernard Cornu, Directeur de la Formation – CNED (Centre National d'Enseignement à Distance), Directeur de CNED-EIFAD, Poitiers, France

19:30 Reception (Venue: City Hall)

 

Friday, 22 February
Venue: Faculty of Education (University Campus Bežigrad)

8.00-9.00 Registration (for late comers) – University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education

9:00-12:30 First plenary session (room 212)
Chair of the session: Professor Brian Hudson, TEPE Co-ordinator, University of Umeå, Sweden

- Greetings: Professor Cveta Razdevšek Pučko, Dean of the Faculty of Education
- Introduction by the Chair: Professor Brian Hudson

Teacher Education in Europe: mapping the landscape and looking to the future. Mr. Josef Huber, Council of Europe

Improving the Quality of Teacher Education: a contribution of the European Commission. Speaker: Mr. Paul Holdsworth, European Commission, DG for Education and Culture, Brussels, Belgium

Key note 1: Advancing Research in and on Teacher Education
Speaker: Professor Hannele Niemi, Vice-Rector, University of Helsinki, Finland
- discussion

10.30-11.00 Break

Key note 2: Mobility and the European Dimension in Teacher Education
Speaker: Professor Pavel Zgaga, Director of the Centre for Educational Policy Studies, Faculty of Education University of Ljubljana
- discussion

Key note 3: Professionalism, performativity and care: whither teacher education for a gendered profession in Europe?
Speaker: Professor Sheelagh Drudy, Chair of Education, University College Dublin, Ireland
- discussion

12.30-14.00 Lunch (at the Faculty of Education)

14:00-17:30 WORKING GROUPS (break 15:30-16:00)

WG 1: Advancing Research in and on Teacher Education (room 012)
Chair: Professor Sven Erik Hansen, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Rapporteur: Dr Judith Harford, University College Dublin, Ireland

WG 2: Mobility and the European Dimension in Teacher Education (room 026)
Chair: Professor Jens Rasmussen, University of Aarhus, Danemark
Rapporteur: Dr Eve Eisenschmidt and Dr Erika Löfström; University of Tallinn, Estonia

WG 3: Evaluation cultures in Teacher Education (room 112)
Chair: Professor Sonia Blandford, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Rapporteur: Professor Vlasta Vizek Vidović, University of Zagreb, Croatia

 Free evening

 

Saturday, 23 February
Venue: Faculty of Education

9:00-12:30 Second plenary session (room 212)
Chair of the session: Dr Eve Eisenschmidt, Tallinn University, Estonia

9:00-10.30 PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT TEACHER EDUCATION FOR TOMORROW?
Panel facilitator: Dr. Nikos Papadakis, University of Crete, Greece

Members of the panel:

  • Professor Sonia Blandford, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Dean of Education), Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
  • Mrs. Gordana Čaprić, Deputy Director, Institute for Education Quality and Evaluation, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Professor Sheelagh Drudy, Chair of Education , University College Dublin, member of the Tuning project group Education
  • Mr. Klaus Enser, MSc, teacher, Polytechnische Schule Vöcklabruck, Linz, Austria
  • Dr Otmar Gassner, European Network for Teacher Education Policy (ENTEP), Feldkirch, Austria
  • Mr. Josef Huber, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France
  • Mrs. Anita Lice, European Student Union (ESU)
  • Dr Pasi Sahlberg, European Training Foundation (ETF), Torino, Italy
  • Mr. Branimir Štrukelj, Secretary General, Teachers Union Slovenia (SVIZ), Ljubljana, Slovenia

Challenged by the panel facilitator panelists will discuss various issues on teacher education in Europe; followed by questions and comments by all participants.

10:30-11.00 Break

11:00-12:30 Conclusions and recommendation
Chair of the session: Dr Eve Eisenschmidt, Tallinn University, Estonia

Report from Working Group 1, Dr Judith Harford, University College Dublin, Ireland

Report from Working Group 2, Dr Erika Löfström, University of Tallinn, Estonia

Report from Working Group 3, Professor Vlasta Vizek Vidović, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Conclusion and recommendation of the conference

12.30 Address from representatives of ENTEP (European Network for Teacher Education Policy) and farewell from the TEPE representatives
Teacher education policies: a hobby for academics? Dr Otmar Gassner
(ENTEP)
European Network for Teacher Education Policies. Dr Cveta Razdevšek Pučko (ENTEP)
Professor Brian Hudson, Professor Pavel Zgaga (TEPE)

13:00 End of the conference

13.00-14.00 Lunch (at the Faculty of Education)

Departures

Follow-up: a publication (papers and contributions from the conference) in April 2008.