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Seminar conveners, locations, & resources

The arrangement of an ISfTE Seminar is quite different to that of a traditional ‘conference’ where a paper is timetabled and individuals decide whether to attend a particular timetabled session or not. ISfTE Seminar participants are placed in a Paper Group which is very stable with the same members attending and participating in discussion for all scheduled sessions. Each participant is expected to bring 20 copies of their written paper to the Seminar for distribution and private reading prior to group discussion of the paper. Papers should be less than 3,000 words in length (longer papers should be provided in summary form only to meet the word limit). Electronic (PowerPoint) presentations are discouraged because paper group members will have already read the paper and be familiar with the content — the focus is on discussion of the ideas in the paper and not presentation of content. The paper may be a report on research findings related to teacher education, an outline of work in progress, a statement of an idea or a paper ready to present for refereeing prior to publication. Each paper is allocated approximately one hour for discussion and constructive dialogue and feedback. We hope this paper group format of the seminar can actively promote international collegial dialogue and cross-cultural research.

Past Seminars

Year Seminar Convener(s) (Country) Resources
2017 Karen Bjerg Petersen (Denmark) ISfTE 2017 Web Site
2016 LDM “Oupa” Lebeloane Mokhele Madise Fanie Pretorius (South Africa) ISfTE 2016 Web Site
2015 Jacalyn Willis Anna Mazzaro Colin Mably (USA) ISfTE 2015 Web Site
2014 Nuray Senemoglu Cakmakci Gultekin (Turkey) ISfTE 2014 Web Site
2013 Jacky Pow Sandy Li (Hong Kong)
2012 Kezang Tshering Kezang Sherab (Kingdom of Bhutan)
2011 Birte Simonsen Petter Hangeland (Norway)
2010 Marta Luz Sisson de Castro Maria Helena Menna Barreto Abrahão (Brazil)

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2009 Forrest Crawford Kathleen Herndon Jack Rasmussen Peggy Saunders (USA) ISTE 2009 Web Site
2008 John Maurer Warren Holloway (Australia)(view brochure) Using research to inform teacher education programmes: What are the emerging issues and challenges? Associate Professor Debra Panizzon, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia Teacher Education: So, what should we do now? Learning from the Past; Looking to the Future Jim Greenberg, University of Maryland, USA Expansion of Professional Roles of Teacher Educators in Higher Education Hsun-Fung Kitty Kao, Professor and Dean, College of Education TamKan University, Taiwan
2007 Joanna McPake Christine Stephen Janet Powney (Scotland) Keynotes Speech by Jim McNally, Nick Boreham, Brian Corbin and Ian Stronach Keynotes Speech by Macbride Keynotes Speech by MacIver
2006 Fanie Pretorius Anna Hugo (South Africa)
2005 Ken Gai (Taiwan)
2004 Craig Kissock Judy Kuechle (USA)
2003 Alex Fung (Hong Kong) View announcement
2002 Lotte Ralbek Schou Johan R. Borup (Denmark) View announcement
2001 Jasem Al-Kandari Ahmed Al-Bustan (Kuwait) View keynote
2000 Colin Mably Ann Benbow (USA) View announcement
1999 Cornel DaCosta (England) View announcement
1998 Bill Fraser (South Africa)
1997 Sybil Wilson Vic Cicci (Canada)
1996 Maria Emilia Amaral Engers (Brazil)
1995 Leke Tambo (Cameroon)
1994 Toon Dijkstra (The Netherlands)
1993 Wolfgang Bunder Karlheinz Rebel (Germany) View song
1992 Warren Halloway Bill Driscoll (Australia)
1991 John H. Hansen Gwen Faulkner (USA)
1990 Li-Ho Chyu Kenneth Gai (Taiwan)
1989 Marie Cerna Svatopluk Petrochek (Czechoslavakia)
1988 Gordon Fulcher (England) View report
1987 Toon Dijkstra (The Netherlands) View keynote
1986 LeOra Cordis Art MacBeath (Canada)
1985 Isabel Alarcao Jose Tavares (Portugal) View report
1984 Colin Mably Cornell DaCosta (England) View program View report
1983 James Greenberg Maurice Early (USA)
1982 Henk van Laaatum Jan Waijer (The Netherlands)
1981 Colin Mably Cornell DaCosta (England)
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