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WFATE Fourth Biennial International Conference


The World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education (WFATE), which fosters international collaboration among institutions and associations in order to promote educational research and the teacher’s professional development, will hold its biannual conference in Barcelona from the 20th to the 23rd April 2016. The event is cosponsored by the Col·legi de Doctors i Llicenciats en Filosofia i Lletres i en Ciències de Catalunya (CDL) and Societat Catalana de Pedagogia (SCP-IE). This is the first time that the Conference is held in Europe.

The WFATE membership currently includes associations for teacher training in Europe (ATEE), the US (ATE-USA), Canada (IAKB), Australia (ATEA), Africa (AATE), Latin America and Hong Kong. The three last conferences were held in Chicago, Nairobi and Beijing.

Our aim is to present to the international community the research conducted in Catalonia in the field of teacher training  and to create permanent international working groups in order to develop joint projects with internationally renowned experts.

The Conference central theme is Innovation in Teacher Education within a Global Context, which will be dealt with through several lectures, a round table and 15 subthemes.

We encourage you to take part in this Conference by submitting an abstract or paper on any of the above mentioned subthemes.

We are sure that this meeting will be an excellent opportunity to exchange views with colleagues from around the world and simultaneously develop your career with new international experiences.

This conference has the support of the Ministry of Education of the Catalan Government, the education departments of all the Catalan universities, the teachers’ associations Rosa Sensat and Fòrum Europeu d’Administradors de l’Educació de Catalunya, Lingua Pax, as well as many public and private schools and other teacher training institutions.