Teacher Education for Democracy and Wellbeing 2023

10/12/2022 | by Annika Sand | Linnaeus Teacher Education Well-Being

The Teacher Education for Democracy and Wellbeing conference will take place at the Linnaeus University, campus Kalmar, Sweden, on 19–20 January 2023 arranged by the Knowledge Environment Education in Change at Linnaeus University. A particular invitation is extended to colleagues from EUniWell to submit their contributions.

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The education and training of future teachers is one of the pressing social challenges for many nations, in Europe and the world. Teacher education is also one of the four prioritized research areas with about 20,000 students within EUniWell aspiring to the teaching profession. Within EUniWell, the Teacher Education Arena is working with the aim of shaping and supporting the education and training of future European teachers. 

Of central importance for teacher education is the fostering of democratic citizens, which is expressed globally as is the call to prepare the education workforce for tolerance and diversity. 

Schools are expected to play a crucial role in the formation of a democratic society and education’s role in fostering democratic citizens is further emphasized in the face of growing racism, anti-feminist rhetoric as well as religious-political extremism. Increasing expectations on education give teachers a crucial role in enhancing basic democratic values as equity, equality, tolerance and in fostering diversity and inclusion to make teacher education a crucial agent in preparing teachers for their future work. 

With this conference we seek to initiate a platform for future cooperation between teacher education institutions for discussion of how we educate the teachers of tomorrow for increased well-being and democracy.

The conference is broad in scope and welcomes researchers, university teachers and doctoral students to present paper proposals on the theme of democracy and well-being in relation to teacher education.

Call for papers

  • Dead-line for abstract submission: 31 October 2022
  • Review and decision: 3 November 2022

Further information

Registration to the conference opens 1 November 2022 and closes 9 December 2022.

For submission, registration and more information please visit our website: https://lnu.se/en/democracywellbeing2023



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