Call for proposals

International Symposium
‘‘New Issues on Teacher Education’’
September 11 - 13, 2015
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Dear Teacher Educators and Educational Scientists,

We would like to invite you to take part in the International Symposium, “New Issues on Teacher Education” (ISNITE 2015), which will be held on September 11-13, 2015 at the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece.

The main goal of ISNITE 2015 is to encourage interaction among researchers, practitioners and teacher educators. We aim to create a warm environment where participants share both theoretical and practical perspectives in the field of teacher education. ISNITE 2015 will provide participants an excellent opportunity to keep up with the latest developments in teacher education and collectively create a foundation for future studies in this field. The theme of the symposium is determined as “New Issues on Teacher Education”.


  • Teacher Education Policies and Practices
    • Teacher education policies and practices in different countries
  • Changing World and Teacher Qualities/Standards
    • Generic competences of teachers
    • Specific (professional/vocational) competences of teacher
    • Teachers’ competences related to the use of technology
    • Standards in the profession of teaching
  • Pre­Service Education of Teachers
    • Different trends in teacher education programs
    • Accreditation in teacher education
    • Quality in teacher education: Issues of measurement
    • Alternative programs for teacher education
  • In­Service Education of Teachers
    • Professional development problems of teachers and different approaches to them
    • Integration of Information and Communication Technologies with programs
    • Distant education practices in teachers’ professional development
    • Different approaches to teachers' professional development: Problems and solutions
  • Problems of Teachers and Teacher Educators
    • The role of research in teacher education
    • The emergence of teacher communities as part of the changing world of teachers and teacher educators.

The official symposium language is English and therefore all presentations and papers submitted should be in English. All papers presented and submitted will be included in the proceedings book of the International Symposium, New Issues on Teacher Education. Participants should present research results on theoretical or practical issues.

The symposium, which is organized by the Department of Early Childhood Education, the Department of Primary Education and the Laboratory of Theoretical and Applied Pedagogy of the University of Thessaly, is also supported by the “Journal of Teacher Education and Educators”.

In addition, selected papers will be invited to be submitted for publication in the Journal of Teacher Education and Educators (JTEE -

Prof. Domna Mika Kakana
Chairman of ISNITE 2015
University of Thessaly, GR
  Assoc. Prof. Feyyat Gökçe
Chief Editor
Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, TR