Institute for Developing Across Differences

Teaching and Learning for an Inclusive, Interconnected World Conference | 20-22 April 2022 in Italy

CALL FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS – open until 25 Feb 2022

The influence of teachers is outsized in terms of how it impacts not only learners’ worldviews, but also their dispositions to working with others (OECD, 2021). It follows, then, that the orientation and preparation that future teachers receive from Teacher Educators concerning their own outlook and competences in the area of “learning to live together” is a crucial area of concern. And, in a domino effect, teacher educators shape those who shape generations to come.

Against this backdrop, the IDD is pleased to partner with the Association for Teacher Educators in Europe: ATEE and the Global Competence in Teacher Education (GCTE) Erasmus+ Initiative for the Teaching and Learning for an Inclusive, Interconnected World Conference. Join teacher educators, non-formal educators, pre and in-service teachers, and other education stakeholders on 20-22 April, 2022 in Sestri Levante, Italy to advance the integration of global competence into education systems and practices at their source.

Co-organized with ATEE and the GCTE Initiative, scholars and practitioners will gather in Italy to explore and advance how Teacher Educators and their students (future and current teachers) help can prepare themselves and establish environments that promote teaching and learning for an inclusive, interconnected world, i.e. global competence development.

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Academics and practitioners alike are invited to join us:

  • Researchers
  • Initial teacher educators for pre-service teachers
  • Teacher educators for in-service educators
  • Non-formal teacher educators including non-formal educators who work with pre/in-service teacher educators
  • Education leaders and administrators
  • School heads
  • Teachers
  • Student teachers

Five interrelated themes/strands via paper presentations and non-papers sessions:

  1. Inclusive approaches to teaching and learning for an interconnected world
  2. Preparing teacher educators (TE) and TE stakeholders to model and facilitate Global Competence Education (GCE)
  3. Internationalising, decolonising and interculturalising teacher education programmes
  4. Non-formal education and its role in traditional schooling
  5. Digital technologies to make teacher education programmes international and intercultural.