mascil is hosting the conference which will take place from December 15th to December 16th 2014 at the University of Duisburg-Essen in cooperation with the DZLM (German Centre for Mathematics Teacher Education). Further supporters are the University of Education Freiburg, the University Duisburg-Essen and the EMS (European Mathematical Society). The deadline for registration is Friday, 28 November 2014.

Educating the educators: Conference on international approaches to scaling-up professional development in maths and science education

This is the first international conference specifically devoted to the topic of educating the educators (such as teachers, teacher educators, the educators of teacher educators as well as multipliers and institutions engaged in teacher professional development) in particular in relation to innovative teaching concepts, such as inquiry-based learning. It will serve as a lever and platform for international exchange about these innovative teaching approaches and experiences concerning such questions as: What are the features of successful concepts and professional development (PD)? What are the needs and experiences of the different target groups? Which pitfalls have to be avoided?

Discussing concepts of sacling-up teacher professional development

This international conference will connect researchers and practitioners engaged in the field of maths and science education in order to discuss concepts of scaling-up teacher professional development. A special feature of this conference is that it will bring together researchers and practitioners (including the target group of teacher educators themselves) and will initiate an exchange between teacher education centres in the different countries. Key to scaling-up concepts - and core to the conference - will be the education, professional development and support of multipliers. The conference will approach the subject from the perspectives of: 1. Individual countries and their particularities; 2. Different target-groups and their needs (policy makers, educators of teacher educators) and 3. The end-users (teacher educators, teachers and their everyday classroom practice).

For further details and updated information as well as registration formalities visit the conference homepage at: http://educating-the-educators.ph-freiburg.de

 

This is the first international conference specifically devoted to the topic of educating the educators (such as teachers, teacher educators, the educators of teacher educators as well as multipliers and institutions engaged in teacher professional development) in particular in relation to innovative teaching concepts, such as inquiry-based learning. It will serve as a lever and platform for international exchange about these innovative teaching approaches and experiences concerning such questions as: What are the features of successful concepts and professional development (PD)? What are the needs and experiences of the different target groups? Which pitfalls have to be avoided?