“Reimagining Teachers and Teacher Education for Our Futures” Conference

Julkaistu: 5.9.2023 15:08

18.6. –20.6.2024 University of Helsinki, Finland

The “Reimagining Teachers and Teacher Education for Our Futures”
conference will explore the future of the teaching profession and
teachers’ work, and the crucial role that teachers have in shaping the
critical, transversal skills that are necessary for our futures as
outlined in the seminal report “Reimagining our futures together: A
new social contract for education” by The UNESCO International
Commission on the Futures of Education (2021). We aim to gather
researchers, teacher educators, teachers, representatives of civil
organizations, policy makers and all actors involved in building a
sustainable society through education. The Conference will be held at
the University of Helsinki, City Center Campus. 

Our confirmed keynote speakers are:

• Dr. Diane Hirshberg, Professor of Education Policy, Institute of
Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA 
• Dr. Jeremiah M. Kalai, Dean of the Faculty of Education, University
of Nairobi, Kenya 
• Dr. Ritva Reinikka, Professor of Practice, Aalto University School
of Business, Finland 

Abstract submission will open in October 2023. More information will be
available on our website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/reimagining-teachers-and-teacher-education-our-futures

The Conference is organized and hosted by the Faculty of Educational
Sciences, University of Helsinki and its UNESCO Chairs professor Hannele
Niemi and professor Arto Kallioniemi in collaboration with the UNITWIN
UNESCO network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity.