Conference Theme

Teacher Education for the Next Decade: Looking to the Past to Inform the Future

As we prepare to enter the third decade of the 21st century, educators find themselves at critical crossroads in their attempts to deliver quality education. As an international society, we challenge ourselves to question how we will engage in the future of education in light of increased globalization, transformations, and advancing technologies. We invite multiple perspectives and voices in order to develop and promote global understandings and collegial relationships, support social justice and equity, and advance the profession.


Suggestions for Specific Strands (for paper groups & discussion): 

  • Advancements in Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Diversity Issues in Education
  • Preparing Teachers for the Challenges of the New Decade
  • Educational Psychology
  • Adult and Community-Based Educational Approaches
  • Global Trends and Transformations in Education
  • Research Methodologies and Methods in Educational Research

Note: These strands are not absolute. ISfTE wishes papers to reflect the interests and concerns of our participants. We ask, however, that papers demonstrate some connection (either in content or implications) with our overall theme (Teacher Education for the Next Decade: Looking to the Past to Inform the Future)