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Call for Papers

Call for papers is open  15.3. -23.4. 2023



The next national Teacher Education Days will be held on August 16-17, 2023 in Jyväskylä, in cooperation with the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Jyväskylä and the national eTED network supporting the professional development of university teacher educators. The event will also celebrate the 160th anniversary of teacher education in Jyväskylä.


The conference theme is "Teacher Education and Polarization - What Should We Do Differently?"


Polarization is a growing concern in Finnish society, which is increasingly affecting the educational paths of young people and children, their attachment to school, and the polarization of learning outcomes with respect to their background and place of residence. The views of education professionals, decision-makers, and public debate regarding the direction of education and upbringing have also become increasingly divergent. Issues such as digitalization, inclusion, immigration, and dis-/mis-/malinformation are prone to creating opposition.


Teacher education plays a key role in supporting future development, ensuring equal opportunities for growth, learning, and well-being. The event will address a wide range of perspectives on polarization.


The two-day seminar will offer a lot of interesting programs. The first day of the seminar allows for informal meetings, networking, and socializing over a buffet dinner. The second day of the seminar will begin with a welcome reception and speeches from keynote speakers. We will hear from the scientist of the year, Dr. Tuija Saresma, the Minister of Science and Culture, and participate in a panel discussion on the polarization theme. The afternoon is reserved for presentations by teacher educators, researchers, and developers in parallel sessions on teacher education.


The focus of the Teacher Education Days is on collegial encounters and learning together. We welcome experienced and novice teacher educators, researchers, participants in teacher education, students, and anyone interested in the topic. Both advanced and unfinished studies, as well as proven or experimental practices, are welcome at the event.


We invite you to submit an abstract proposal for a paper or poster presentation.

The abstract submission period is open from March 15 to April 23, 2023. Detailed instructions for preparing and submitting an abstract can be found in the conference system. Presentations can also be in English.


Welcome to join the discussion on the future of teacher education and to reflect on the tensions and opportunities between the past, present, and future!

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