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2nd TEAN Conference: The Important Role of Higher Education in Teacher Education

Date(s) Friday 20 May 2011
Venue Manchester Conference Centre
Weston Building
Sackville Street
M1 3BB
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Organised by TEAN and sponsored by ESCalate
In partnership with TEAN and ESCalate


TEAN, the Teacher Education Advancement Network, is a collaborative initiative, mutually beneficial to teacher education providers and associated organisations across the four countries of the UK. The 1st TEAN conference in Glasgow Caledonian University in 2010 clearly showed the significance of this conference to teacher educators and teacher education. TEAN is committed to the continuation of support for teacher educators in the invaluable and essential part they play in the development of a successful and productive education system. The title of the 2011 conference invites colleagues to celebrate the important role that Higher Education plays in teacher education; this includes its partnership with schools where appropriate. In uncertain times, the opportunity to proclaim the value of Higher Education input is offered here and without doubt you will rise to this challenge, illustrating and emphasising the vital role of the sector.

Abstract submission guidelines

We invite you to submit abstracts for this conference on any themes which contribute to the overall title. It will be helpful if you will indicate the transferability of your paper and the way in which it can be of universal interest. This is particularly important if you intend to submit a paper linked to a specific curriculum area. As the audience for such a paper is potentially low, we would advise you to indicate its relevance across other areas, using the subject specific elements as exemplars that can be transferred to other contexts.

The main audience of the conference is usually made up of teacher educators and other interested parties from the Initial Teacher Education sector. However, we consider submissions from the post compulsory sector. We would again suggest that colleagues from the post compulsory sector consider and indicate the transferability of their work to other contexts. This has been done successfully by presenters in recent years.

For full guidelines and submission documents please visit the TEAN website.

All submissions should be emailed to

Please write TEAN conference submission in the subject box. An acknowledgement will be sent, immediately if on a working day or the next working day otherwise – if you have not received an acknowledgement within a week of emailing please call 01524 385459 to check that your submission has been received.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE : Friday 21st January 2011