10th International JTEFS/BBCC Conference
"Sustainable Development. Culture. Education"
Reorientation of Teacher Education towards Sustainability
through Theory and Practice
May 22-25, 2012
University of Eastern Finland, Savonlinna, Finland
We are proud to announce the 10th international conference "Sustainable Development. Culture. Education" of JTEFS/BBCC (Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability/Baltic & Black Sea Circle Consortium in Educational Research) and UNESCO Network on Reorientation of Teacher Education towards Sustainability.
The first conference took place at the Daugavpils University in 2003 and it was closely intertwined with the establishment of the European Network of the UNESCO/UNITWIN project. From 2004 to 2011 the Conference was organized by the members of BBCC – Tallinn Pedagogical University (Estonia), Vechta University (Germany), University of Helsinki (Finland), University of Debrecen (Hungary), Anadoly University (Turkey), Daugavpils University (Latvia), UNESCO (Paris) and Siauliai University (Lithuania).
The association "Education for Sustainable Development" established in 2007 by the Institute of Sustainable Education (Daugavpils University, Latvia) will work in close cooperation with the host universities to ensure the successful work of the Conference.
Preliminary list of host universities and organizations
University of Eastern Finland (Finland), Daugavpils University (Latvia), Tallinn University (Estonia), University of Vechta (Germany), University of Debrecen (Hungary), Anadoly University (Turkey), Institute and Academy for Multimedia (Slovenia), Siauliai University (Lithuania).
All those institutions who feel that they can contribute to the making of the 10th JTEFS/BBCC conference are welcome to send in their proposals to the president of BBCC network prof. Ilga Salīte (firstname.lastname@example.org). The list of host universities and organizations will thus be complemented by and by as our other partners send in their proposals for co-hosting the Conference.
In the year 2012 the JTEFS/BBCC Conference will be organized by the University of Eastern Finland and its venue is the Savonlinna Campus.
The conference will work in plenary sessions, paper sessions, workshops and poster sessions. The conference will also host the joint meeting of BBCC members. It is a tradition since 2006 that all the participants of the Conference become members of Baltic and Black Sea Circle Consortium in Educational Research (BBCC) established in 2005 during the 3rd JTET Conference at the Vechta University.
The proposed sections entail a wide scope of research as well as practices related to sustainable development as initiated during the previous conferences.
The sub-theme of the Conference is Reorientation of Teacher Education towards Sustainability through Theories and Practices. This allows for a great diversity of contributions under the suggested sections of the Conference.
The main emphasis will be on research and good practices of sustainable development. We look forward to research papers in different disciplines as well as good practices in teacher education and in society at large.
As usual, the Conference will coincide with the publication of the spring and the autumn volumes of Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability (http://www.versita.com/jtes). Abstracts and the papers presented in the conference will be considered for publication in the e-Abstract book and the e-Conference proceedings.
Preliminary Sections of the Conference
We suggest the following sections for the 10th international JTEFS/BBCC conference in Savonlinna in 2012. For more detailed information on the sections please see page Sections of the Conference.
- Sustainable early childhood education (ECE) and preschool education
- Towards systemic and integrative research methodology in ESD studies
- Pedagogy of sustainable future: museums, forests and culture
- Environments as platforms for 21st century learning
- Sustainable education issues in science education
- Sustainable ICT in education
- Adult education for sustainable development
- Arts, design and skills
- Home, health and well-being
- Tourism research - connections on well-being, education and sustainability
- Teacher education for inclusion
- Social pedagogy as a dimension of sustainable life
- Sustainability in community practices
- Earth Charter, values and vulticultural vpproaches to education for sustainable development
Mode of participation
The following modes of participation are suggested:
Presentations at the plenary sessions are given by the Keynote speakers invited by the Scientific Committee of the Conference.
Paper sessions, where paper presentations are allocated 30 minutes for presentation and for questions from the audience. Each paper session will have a chair person. Dissemination of handouts is highly appreciated.
Workshops provide training in the areas of research, methods, interventional programmes, community practices, youth and other different kinds of initiatives etc. The length of the workshops will range between 90 and 120 minutes depending upon their scale and scope.
Posters are presentations of scientific work in a graphical form. Maximum size will be 90 cm width by 190 cm height. In a poster presentation, at least one of the authors must be present.
The Conference will take place at the University of Eastern Finland in its Savonlinna campus, Kuninkaankartanonkatu 7, 57100 Savonlinna, Finland.
The language of the Conference will be English.