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Faculty of Education Jubilee Conference

New directions in teacher education

Date: Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 July 2012
Venue: Canterbury Campus

Many thanks to all those who presented papers at the recent conference and helped to make it such a successful event.

If you would like your paper to be considered for conference proceedings, please send the full paper, 5,000-6,000 words, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 or Ariel 11 (or equivalent), to Emma Miles on emma.miles@canterbury.ac.uk| by Monday 3 September 2012. A selection panel will make decisions about the final choice of papers to be included.

Download and view the abstracts from this conference »| 

To celebrate 50 years of educating and informing teachers, the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University is hosting an international teacher education conference. The conference will also mark the excellence of teacher education at Christ Church and reinforce our reputation for high quality research.

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Kari Smith
    Bergen University, Norway

  • Professor Robin Alexander
    University of Cambridge (Cambridge Primary Review) 

  • Anja Swennen
    Free University, Amsterdam

At a time of great change this conference focuses on major current issues. A special feature of this conference is the collaboration of practitioners and academics to forge a creative vision for the future of teacher education.

Barton CourtA special feature of this conference
is the collaboration of practitioners
and academics to force a creative vision for the future of teacher education. Wednesday 19 July will focus on this collaboration. Teachers and lecturers are offered the special registration rate of £60 for the day.

The conference will include internationally renowned keynote speakers, seminars, workshops and an opportunity for researchers to present papers on the following six research themes related to teacher education:

  • Professional identity and development;
  • Curriculum innovation and creativity;
  • Inclusion, equality and diversity;
  • Auto/biography and narrative studies;
  • Children, families and communities;
  • Faith, beliefs and values.

The conference will take place in the beautiful, historic City of Canterbury, Kent and will also offer delegates the opportunity to attend a conference dinner and enjoy a range of cultural and educational visits.