2015 ATEE Annual Conference - Teacher Education through Partnerships and Collaborative Learning Communities
24 August t/m 26 August 2015
Teacher Education through Partnerships and Collaborative Learning Communities
There is growing recognition that the complex, diverse and changing contexts in which teachers work means that they need to revise, add to and enhance their knowledge and skills continually throughout their careers and engage in different forms of professional development according to their own and their pupils’ needs. However, for many teachers, their development paths remain disjointed with no sense of teacher education as a progressive journey of professional learning. Realising a vision of a continuum of teacher career-long professional learning that meets teachers’ individual learning needs and is balanced with school, local, national and international needs means re-conceptualising teacher education and the role of teacher educator. The complexity of teachers’ diverse professional learning needs requires collaborative approaches to teacher education that provide access to blended professional learning, different knowledge, skills and expertise in practice and research and to a rich mix of teacher educators. This calls for stronger partnerships that help connect teachers with their peers in their own school and in other schools and enable greater interaction and interdependence between different teacher education providers and stakeholders. The Council of the European Union in its conclusions of 20 May 2014 on effective teacher education (2014/C 183/05) recognised the potential of enhanced cooperation, partnership and networking with a broad range of stakeholders. The Council’s conclusions acknowledged that teacher education programmes ‘should draw on teachers' own experience and seek to foster cross-disciplinary and collaborative approaches, so that education institutions and teachers regard it as part of their task to work in cooperation with relevant stakeholders such as colleagues, parents and employers.’ The development of effective and sustainable collaborative approaches to teacher education requires shifts in systems, cultures and practice and ongoing professional development for teachers and teacher educators.
Call for papers
The submission of abstracts is now open. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 31 March 2015.
You will be notified of acceptance/rejection of the abstract on 30 April 2015.
To submit your abstract click on the link below and it will take you to the Online Abstract Submission.
ATEE 2015 Annual Conference: Registration and Abstract Submission
You are invited to submit an abstract for:
· A paper (empirical or theoretical)
· A poster session
All abstract submissions should be no more than 400 words and should include:
◾The name(s) of the author(s) of the paper and their affiliation(s). If the paper has multiple authors then an ‘author for correspondence’ should be identified.
◾Email address for the corresponding authors
◾Authors may not submit more than two abstracts
Guidelines for abstract submissions presenting empirical research:
· Title of the paper
· Context of the research
· Research approach/question
· Theoretical framework
· Research methodology
· Implications for teacher education
· Relevance to the ATEE annual conference theme or sub-theme and/or relevance to one of the ATEE’s Research and Development Centres (RDCs – see List below)
Guidelines for abstract submissions presenting a theoretical issue:
· Title of the paper
· Introduction of the topic/theme
· Aim or argument
· Discussion of theoretical argument/framework
· Concluding remarks
· Implications for teacher education
· Relevance to the ATEE annual conference theme and sub-theme and relevance to one of the ATEE’s Research and Development Centres (RDCs – see List below)
Guidelines for abstracts for a Symposium:
One or two proposals for a symposium may be considered by the Academic Committee depending on the overall number of papers submitted to the conference. Symposia consist of one 80 or 90 minute conference session organised by the submitters. They include 3 papers per session that are linked plus a Discussant. For example, the three papers may relate to a single research project. The name of the Discussant, who will offer a critique of the symposium, must be named on the abstract for the symposium.
One main coordinating author should submit one abstract of 600 words. This abstract should provide the overview of the symposium.
The abstract for a symposium should outline:
· Title of the Symposium (‘Symposium’ followed by the title)
· Themes to be included in the 3 papers and how they are linked
· Aim or argument that will be threaded through the 3 papers presented in the symposium with reference to a theoretical argument/framework
· Relevance to the ATEE annual conference theme or sub-theme and relevance to one of the ATEE’s Research and Development Centres (RDCs – see List below)
The individual abstracts for the 3 papers that are to be included in the Symposium should each be no more than 400 words and follow the guidance above for either a theoretical or empirical paper
The Abstracts for a symposium should not be submitted via the online abstract system. If they are submitted via the online system they will not be considered.
Abstracts for a symposium should be sent to the conference email address as attachments to one email from the main coordinating author. The email should state clearly the title of the symposium, the name of the main coordinating author and the names of all the authors of the individual papers and their institutions. The email should make clear the order of presentation of the 3 papers and the name of a person who will act as the symposium discussant. All authors contributing to a symposium and the discussant must register to attend the conference. It is the responsibility of the coordinating author to liaise with the authors of symposium papers and to send a full set of abstracts of papers included in the symposium to the Discussant 4 weeks prior to the conference.
Abstracts for a symposium should be sent to conference email address:
Please note only abstracts for a symposium will be accepted via the conference email address. All other abstracts must be submitted via the online system.
Abstract Review Process
Each abstract will be reviewed against the following criteria:
◾Relevance of the topic to the ATEE annual conference theme or sub-theme and relevance to one of the ATEE’s Research and Development Centres (RDCs – see List below)
◾Significance for educational practice, policy or theory in teacher education
◾Originality, quality and clarity of research and/or focus of enquiry
Paper or Poster presentation
Paper sessions consist of a presentation and discussion of original work. Two to four different papers will be presented in each Parallel Session. Due to the large number of accepted papers, presenters are kindly requested to install their presentations in the room computer before the session time. Time frame for each paper presentation is 15 minutes. Discussion will take place after the set of presentations scheduled to the Parallel Session.
Poster sessions consist of a poster exhibition taking place during the three days of the conference. Posters should describe original completed or ongoing research projects. The conference participants will be encouraged to view the posters and engage in discussion with the presenters.
Poster Preparation Guidelines
Authors of accepted posters should prepare and bring to the Conference venue a poster to be displayed during the Conference. The size of the posters should be 120cm (high) / 90cm (width), maximum. Conference participants should be able to read your poster at more than one meter distance. Information to be included in the poster should be carefully selected as conference attendants usually spend no more than five minutes reading a poster.
An appropriate display board will be provided for each poster. Posters should be displayed by the beginning of the first day of the Conference and removed by the end of the last day.
During poster sessions, authors should be near their posters in order to discuss them with conference participants.
Full Paper Submission
Authors whose paper or a poster is presented at the ATEE 2015 Annual Conference will be invited to submit their full paper by October 31 2015 for refereeing and possible publication in the ATEE Conference 2014 Proceedings. Guidelines for full paper preparation will be provided to the conference participants.
ATEE Annual Conference Programme
Monday 24th August 2015
08.30 – 09.30 Registration
09.30 – 10.30 Hillhead High School Pupils’ Welcome to Glasgow
Welcome to ATEE Conference (Professor Kay Livingston, University of Glasgow)
ATEE President (Joana Salazar Noguera)
Glasgow Gaelic School (Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu) Choir
Conference Opening Address (Angela Constance, Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning
10.30 – 11.15 Keynote – Shaping the Future
(Professor Graham Donaldson, University of Glasgow)
11.15 – 11.45 Coffee/Tea break
11.45 – 13.00 Parallel Session 1 and Symposium 1 (see detailed Parallel Session Programme and Symposium Programme for titles of papers and authors)
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch/Poster Presentations
13.45 – 14.30 Welcome to conference participants who are attending the ATEE Annual Conference for the first time
14.30 – 15.45 Roundtable Discussion and Debate 1
Teacher Education through Partnerships: Scottish Perspectives
(Presentation: Ken Muir, Chief Executive, General Teaching Council for Scotland. Panel: Larry Flanagan, General Secretary, Educational Institute of Scotland, Professor Kay Livingston, University of Glasgow, Graeme Logan, Strategic Director, Education Scotland, Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Education Services Glasgow City Council
15.45 – 16.15 Coffee/Tea break
16.15 – 17.30 Research and Development Communities (RDC) meeting 1
17.30 Buses depart for Civic Reception
18.00 – 19.00 Civic Reception – Glasgow City Chambers
Tuesday 25th August 2015
09.00 – 10.0009.00 – 10.00 Keynote – Mentoring to support teacher learning
Ellen Moir Founder and Chief Executive of the New Teacher Center, Santa Cruz, USA
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 – 12.00 Parallel Session 2 and Symposium 2 (see detailed Parallel Session Programme and Symposium Programme for titles of papers and authors)
12.00 – 13.15 RDC Meeting 2
13.15 – 14.30 Lunch/Poster Presentations
14.30 – 16.00 Roundtable Discussion and Debate 2 Teacher Education through Collaboration: International Perspectives
Presentation 1: Thomas Pritzkow, Policy Officer, European Commission - Directorate-General for Education and Culture
Presentation 2: Susan Douglas, Senior Adviser, Schools Team, British Council, Discussant: Professor Lorraine Ling, La Trobe University, Australia
16.00 – 16.15 Coffee Break
16.15 – 17.30 General Assembly (ATEE Members only)
17.30 – 19.00 EJTE Editorial Board Meeting (Board Members only)
20.00 – 22.30 Social Dinner and Scottish Ceilidh (Glasgow University Union Debating Hall)
Wednesday 26th August 2015
09.00 – 10.0009.00 – 10.00 Keynote: Partnerships in Teacher Education - Empty Rhetoric? Professor Kari Smith, Norwegian National Doctoral School in Teacher Education
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break
10.30 – 12.00 Parallel Session 3, Symposium 3 and How to Get Published with Routledge Workshop (see detailed Parallel Session Programme and Symposium Programme for titles of papers and authors)
12.00 – 13.00 RDCs meeting 3
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Parallel Session 4
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.00 Closing Session: Professor Graham Donaldson, Professor Kay Livingston and Professor Joana Salazar Noguera
The ATEE 2015 Annual Conference will be held at the University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Campus which is located in the west end of Glasgow, 3 miles from the city centre.
Campus Map available at http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_335384_en.pdf
How to get to the University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Campus from the city centre:
You can travel to the Gilmorehill Campus from the city centre by bus or subway or taxi.
Subway (known as ‘the Underground’)
The nearest subway station is Hillhead which is only 6 minutes walk from the Gilmourhill Campus.
Underground Map available at http://www.spt.co.uk/subway/maps-stations/
◾Bus service from city centre to the west end of Glasgow stops minutes from the University’s Gilmorehill Campus
◾First Bus network map available at: http://www.firstgroup.com//ukbus/glasgow/assets/pdfs/maps/Glasgow_Network_Map_2014.pdf
◾First Bus timetables available at: