Annual Conferences

The Annual Conference is the main annual event of the Association. The three-day (earlier longer) conference is a meeting place and platform for teacher educators and researchers from all over the world. It combines inspiring keynotes, a wide variety of papers on research and practice of teacher education, and active working sessions organised by the Research and Development Communities (RDCs) in a friendly, informal and lively atmosphere. The event also hosts the General Assembly of ATEE.

This year’s conference:

2017 ATEE Annual Conference – Changing Perspectives and Approaches in Contemporary Teaching 

Dubrovnik, Croatia, 23-25 October 2017

Hotel  Palace Dubrovnik  5*

The 42nd Annual ATEE Conference focuses on rapid changes and increasing complexity of today’s world bringing about new challenges and growing demands on education system committed to addressing all forms of disparities and inequalities in access, participation and learning outcomes, exclusion and marginalization. The central focus of this conference is the relevance of these changing perspectives and approaches in research and practice in teacher education and teaching.


  1. Migrations, equality and inclusion
  • How should educators and institutions deal with migration taking into consideration diversity and promoting equality and inclusion at the same time?
  1. Building networks in education
  • How can teachers embrace networking and build it to improve education?
  1. Enhancing the quality of teacher education
  • How can the quality of teacher education be improved and maintained? Which aspects of this process should be emphasized?
  1. Sustainable changes in education
  • We are interested in your experiences regarding initiation, implementation and continuing significant and sustainable changes in education.
  1. Gifted educators and Gifted Education
  • Does pre-service and in-service education offer relevant opportunities for development of gifted educators for their and lasting benefit of gifted students, and how can it be improved?

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Marylin Cochran-Smith (USA),

Dr. Jasminka Ledic (Croatia) and

Dr. Branko Bognar (Croatia),

Conference information

All conference information, including registration and abstract submission, information about the venue, accommodation and travel, is available on the conference website.


Important dates

Abstract submission deadline is 5 April 2017. Notification of abstract acceptance until 1 May 2017.

Early registration opens on 15 January 2017 and closes on 31 May 2017. (24:00 Central European Time)

Late registration from 1 June 2017 to 15 September 2017.



The past conferences:

2016 Eindhoven: Educating the Best Teachers – A Challenge for Teacher Education

2015 Glasgow: Teacher Education through Partnerships and Collaborative Learning Communities

2014 Braga: Transitions in Teacher Education and Professional Identities

2013 Halden: Education for the Future

2012 Eskisehir: Policies and Professionalism in Teacher Education

2011 Riga: Teachers’ Life-cycle from Initial Teacher Education to Experienced Professional

2010 Budapest: Responsibility, Challenge and Support in Teachers’ Life-long Professional Development

2009 Palma de Mallorca: Knowledge Creativity in Teacher Education. Education for Knowledge Creation

2008 Brussels: Teacher Education Facing the intercultural dialogue

2007 Telford

2006 Portoroz: Co-operative Partnerships in Teacher Education

2005 Amsterdam: Teachers and their Educators – Standards for Development

2004 Agrigento: Teacher Education between Theory and Practice: The end of theory … the future of practice?
2003 Malta: Becoming Teachers in a learning Organization: Meeting the Challenges of the Learning Society
2002 Warsaw: Teacher Education and educational Reform
2001 Stockholm: Political Redirection of School Governance – its Consequences for Pupils and Teachers
2000 Barcelona: Teacher Education and global Co-operation – A Way for life-long Learning
1999 Leipzig: Teacher’s Professional Knowledge and Reference Disciplines of Teacher Education
1998 Limerick: Teacher Education in the 21st Century
1997 Macerata: Who is knocking at the Doors of the Schools of Europe?
1996 Glasgow: Partnership and Co-operation
1995 Oslo: Teacher Education for Equality
1994 Prague: The Teacher in a changing Europe
1993 Lisbon: Teacher Training and Values Education
1992 Lahti: Integration of Reflection and Technology in Teaching
1991 Noordwijkerhout: New Prospects for Teacher Education in Europe
1990 Limerick: Teacher Education in the Nineties: towards a new Coherence
1989 Kristianstad: Perspectives for Teacher Education in an open Europe
1988 Barcelona: The professional Development of Teachers in a changing Society
1987 Berlin: Teacher Education and Training in Europe: Present Challenges and Future Strategies
1986 Toulouse: Research in and on Teacher Education
1985 Tilburg: In-service Training for Teachers
1984 Linz: Teacher Education and the Changing School
1983 Aalborg: School Life today
1982 Birmingham: Teacher Education in the Framework of the European Community
1981 Neuchâtel: Interaction between Teacher Training and Innovation in Schools
1980 Oldenburg: Teaching and Learning in Teacher Education
1979 Pont-à-Mousson: Evaluation of Teacher Education
1978 Bangor: Improving the Professional Education of Teachers
1977 Trieste: Priorities for In-service Training of Teachers
1976 Liège: The Future of Teacher Training in Europe


 2015 ATEE Annual Conference – Teacher Education through Partnerships and Collaborative Learning Communities

University of Glasgow
 Gilmorehill Campus
24-26 August 2015

The 40th ATEE Annual Conference focuses on Teacher Education through Partnerships and Collaborative Learning Communities and it aims to offer opportunities to exchange knowledge and ideas, stimulate discussion and encourage further joint activities and research in the following issues related to the conference theme:

– Teacher Education through collaborative partnerships

– Multiple and interconnected contexts for Teacher Education

– Collaborative learning communities

– Teachers’ diverse professional learning needs and the implications for teacher educators

– Blended approaches to professional training

– Mentor support and challenge for teachers’ professional learning

– Teaching for diversity and creativity

– Leadership for transformational change

– Teacher education identities

– Teacher evaluation and teaching standards

For more information, please visit the conference website:



  • Early registration opens on 1 February 2015 and closes on 30 June 2015
  • Late registration from 1 July 2015 to 7 August 2015



2014 ATEE Annual Conference – Transitions in Teacher Education and Professional Identities

University of Minho
Braga, Portugal
25-27 August 2014

The 2014 ATEE Annual Conference focuses on Transitions in Teacher Education and Professional Identities and it aims at fostering a deep discussion of the following issues related to the conference theme:

•Developing student teachers professional identities
•Educating teachers for professional transitions
•Educating teachers for the 21st century teaching challenges
•Educational implications of the ‘Education and Training 2020’ strategic framework
•In-service teacher education and professional development
•Teacher identities through the life-course
•Teachers coping with professional transitions
•Transitions in initial teacher education

The conference proceedings can be downloaded here:

2013 ATEE Annual Conference – Educating for the Future

Østfold University College
Halden, Norway
22-25 August 2013

The title can include many perspectives as education is an investment in the future.

We therefore have to ask what future, or more precisely, what do we expect for the future? What do we want the future to be?

To answer those questions we have concentrated on three main tasks:
1. What do we think are the most severe challenges facing humans and humankind and what consequences should it have for teaching and teacher education?
2. What can we expect of technological development and what effects will it have on the role of teachers and students and of how we organize education in the future?
3. How do we educate teachers to meet a rapidly changing world? How to educate for the unexpected?

For further information please visit the conference website:


2012 ATEE Annual Conference – Policies and Professionalism in Teacher Education

Anadolu University
Eskisehir, Turkey
25-29 August 2012 

The XXXVII ATEE Annual Conference “Policies and Professionalism in Teacher Education”will be hosted by Anadolu University from 25 to 29 August 2012.

The conference will enable interaction, dialogue, knowledge exchange and creation in relation to the topics set out above through keynote addresses, parallel sessions where papers will be presented and discussed. Fifteen Research and Development Centre (RDCs)meetings will also take place during the conference where all participants have opportunities to discuss different areas of teacher education in more depth and propose and develop projects of mutual interest.

For further information:

To download the Conference proceedings, click on

2011 ATEE Annual Conference 2011: Teachers’ Life-cycle from Initial Teacher Education to Experienced Professional

36th Annual Conference
of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe
Riga, 24th – 28th August, 2011.
Teachers’ Life-cycle from Initial Teacher Education to Experienced Professional

From 24th to 28th August 2011 the 36th Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe will be held in Riga, Latvia. The conference will be hosted by the University of Latvia. Under the conference title Teachers’ Life-cycle from Initial Teacher Education to Experienced Professional the conference programme focuses on teachers’ pre-diploma studies and post-diploma professional development until they reach the quality of an experienced professional in the context of lifelong learning and continuous professional development.

To download the conference proceedings, click here.

2010 ATEE Annual Conference

From 26 to 30 August 2010 the 35th Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe was held in Budapest, Hungary. This conference was hosted by the Association of Hungarian Teacher Educators in co-operation with the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest and the Eszterházy Károly College of Eger.
Under the conference title ‘Responsibility, Challenge and Support in Teachers’ Life-long Professional Development’ the conference programme focused on the lifelong learning and continuous professional development of teachers and the role of pre-service and in-service teacher education.

To download the conference proceedings click here

2009 ATEE Annual Conference

34th Annual Conference of the
Association for Teacher Education in Europe

Knowledge Creativity in Teacher Education
Education for Knowledge Creation

From August 29th to September 2nd, 2009, the 34th ATEE took place in Palma de Mallorca.

The conference brought together more than 400 teacher educators from more than 40 countries within and outside Europe.


33th Annual ATEE Conference 2008 Brussel

From 23 to 27 August the Free University of Brussels hosted the 33th ATEE Annual Conference.

32nd Annual ATEE conference 2007 Telfort

From 25 to 29 August 2007 the University of Wolverhampton hosted the 32nd annual ATEE conference in Telfort, UK.


31st Annual ATEE conference 2006 – Portoroz

From 21 to 25 October, the Slovenian National School for Leadership in Education and the Faculty of Education of the Universituy of Ljubljana hosted the 31st annual ATEE conference in Portoroz, Slovenia.

30th Annual ATEE conference 2005 – Amsterdam

From 22 to 26 October 2005 the Amsterdam Institute of Education and the University of Amsterdam hosted the 30th annual ATEE conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.