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2013 ATEE Annual Conference - Educating for the Future

22 August t/m 25 August 2013

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Keynote speakers

•Professor Gert Biesta University of Sterling, UK
•Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen,University of Oslo, Norway
•Professor Lisbeth Lundahl, University of Umeå, Sweden


The conference theme for the Annual Conference to bel held in August 2013 is Educating for the Future.

This 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?

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

1.  What do we think are the most severe challenges facing humans and humankind and what consequences should it have for teaching and teacher education?
2.  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?
3.  How do we educate teachers to meet a rapidly changing world? How to educate for the unexpected?


Keynote speakers

•Professor Gert Biesta University of Sterling, UK
•Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen,University of Oslo, Norway
•Professor Lisbeth Lundahl, University of Umeå, Sweden


Important dates

1st February 2013: Call for papers and online submission opens

1st April 2013: Deadline for proposal and abstracts 1st May 2013: the organizing committee will let you know if your proposal has been accepted

Any information about the submission of proposals can be found here.



Preliminary Programme

21 August - Wednesday

World FATE meeting

AC meeting

Meeting between AC, RDCs and the organizing committee

15.00 Pre-conference workshops

22 August - Thursday

09.00-10.00 Registration + Coffee break

10.00-10.30 Welcome + presentation of ATEE Conferences

10.30-11.00 Prof. Hilde Afdal Introduction to Norwegian Teacher Education

11.00-12.00 Keynote: Prof. Thomas Hylland Eriksen - It is not the "what" it's the "how": Options for 21st century education

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-14.30 Parallel sessions I (3-4 papers a 25-30 min)

14.30-15.00 Coffee break

15.00-16.30 Parallel sessions II (3-4 papers a 25-30 min)

17.00-17.30 Newcomers’ welcome

19.00 Welcome party

23 August - Friday

08.30-10.30 Excursions to schools, kindergartens, Inspiria Science Centre

10.45-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-11.30 Minister of education and research in Norway Kristin Halvorsen: The Norwegian Government's main objectives and priorities in the development of teacher education for the future

11.30-12.30 Keynote: Prof. Gert Biesta - Competent or wise? A different future for teacher education

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Parallel sessions

15.00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16.30 RDCs meetings

16.30 General Assembly

18.00 EJTE Editorial Board meeting

24 August - Saturday


09.00-10.30 Parallel session V (3-4 papers a 25-30 min)

10.30-11.30 Keynote: Prof. Lisbeth Lundahl - Leaving school - heading for what future?

11.30-12.00 Coffee-break

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-14.00  Parallel session VI (3-4 papers 25-30 min) 

14.30-16.00 Students' reflections - Closing ceremony

16.00-17.00 AC +RDCs Chairs meetings

 20.00 Social dinner at the Fortress

Østfold University College is a medium-sized university college, with 5000 students and 500 staff members. We are located in the southeastern part of Norway, close to the Swedish border.
Østfold University College has two campuses, one in Halden and one in Fredrikstad.
Annual Conference 2013 takes place in Halden.