8th TEAN Annual Conference
Thinking Deeply about Teacher Education
Thursday 11 May and Friday 12 May 2017
Venue: Conference Aston, Birmingham
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Helping students, lecturers and practitioners in education become the best professionals they can be
Deadline for Call for Papers submissions – 16th January 2017
ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
The TEAN conference, held over two days, offers an opportunity for colleagues to spend time together to share great practice and ideas. In a supportive and welcoming atmosphere you will be able to share ideas on professional learning with an appreciative audience who will both encourage and challenge you. Last year’s conference was hailed as ‘an excellent conference which enables and encourages reflective and evaluative conversations, which feed into ongoing improvement of pedagogy and practice’. TEAN remains, as ever, committed to supporting all involved in teacher education.
If you are new to TEAN, you will find a conference which offers a range of highly interesting topics in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere. For those of you who have been to the TEAN conference before, we look forward to your company again this year. This two day conference is a fantastic opportunity for teacher educators from HEIs, schools, further education and all organisations involved with teacher education to come together to debate and share inspiration.
Our conference title for 2017 is: ‘Thinking deeply about teacher education.
This title is inspired by last year’s conference feedback. ‘Thinking Deeply about Teacher Education’: this suggests a firm acknowledgement of the complexity of teacher education and the depth of skill needed to be a truly effective teacher educator. Is it a skill? Does it involve craft? What is craft? Does it involve theory? What do we mean by theory? Does it involve research? Why should it? Does it involve pedagogy? – that is to say, does it claim a pedagogy/should it claim a pedagogy? Why should we bother to think deeply about it? How would you define deeply’? Come to Birmingham in May to add your voice to this debate.
Venue: By popular request, the 2017 conference returns to Conference Aston in Birmingham city centre.