To mark the end of our three-year Erasmus + project, we will be hosting a one-day conference at Oslo Metropolitan University.
The overall aim of the Erasmus + project has been to enhance teacher well-being by strengthening the teachers´ capacity to manage linguistic and social diversity in schools.
The collaborating partners are higher education institutions and schools (primary and secondary) in South Africa, Denmark, Ireland and Norway. In these countries, project members have explored teaching, learning and research in the fields of multilingualism, inclusive education and health promoting schools.
Plenary key notes speakers
- Dr Karen Suzette Collett, Senior Lecturer, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
- Someka Ngece, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
- Elmarie Mackier, teacher at Lourier Primary school, Cape Town, South Africa.
- Professor Claudia Lenz, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo.
09.00-10.00: Registration and coffee
10.00: Opening of the conference. Sarah J. Paulson, Dean of Faculty of Education and International Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University
10.15: Erasmus+ project summary: Teacher Well-Being and Diversity, Sissel Tove Olsen, project leader, Oslo Metropolitan University
10.45: Plenary: Towards a democratic professional ethos for the teacher profession? The Council of Europe Reference Framework 'Competences for Democratic Culture'. Professor Claudia Lenz, Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society
11.30: Coffee break
11.50: Plenary: Critical imperatives in promoting teacher well-being and multilingualism: What does it take to establish social justice in our school communities? Dr Karen Suzette Collett & University lecturer Someka Ngece, University of Western Cape and primary school teacher Elmarie Mackier
13.45-16.10: Parallel sessions (please see separate programme for the afternoon sessions below)
16.15-16.30: Closing up: Plenary discussion and farewell note
20.00: Conference dinner at the Ekeberg Restaurant
Programme - afternoon sessions
1. Room: P46-PA304
- 13.45-14.10: Carol O’Sullivan, Lisha O’Sullivan, Mary Masterson: Teacher Well-Being and Diversity: A manual for teachers in diverse educational settings
- 14.15-14.40: Timothy Murphy, Patricia Mannix-McNamara, Mary Masterson, Ger Slattery, John Corry and Mary O’Sullivan: An Exploration of Teacher Pedagogical Well-being at an urban, multi-denominational, co-educational, second-level school located in the mid-west region of Ireland
- 14.45-15.10: Karoline Søgaard, Katja Vilien: Educator well-being in a Danish primary school context – well-being for children and adults through collaboration with the home
- 15.15-15.40: Brit Steinsvik: “We are always in the split”
- 15.45-16.10: Nanna Paaske, Aina Hammer: The lifeline project
2. Room: P46-PA308
- 13.45-14.10: Dina Tsagari, Therese Marie Tishakov; Mona Evelyn Flognfeldt; Lynell Chvala; Dragana Surkalovic; Kirstin Reed:English teachers and students’ perceptions of multilingual competences and practices in Norway
- 14.15-14.40: Anne Marit Danbolt: Researching literacy education in Namibia and Zambia
- 14.45-15.10: Elena Tkachenko, Nina Gram Garmann, Anna Sara H. Romøren, Kari Bratland: Teachers’ response to multilingual practices in mainstream Norwegian preschools
- 15.15-15.40: -
- 15.45-16.10: Kirsten Palm, Kjersti Bye: Multilingualism as a resource in primary school in Norway
3. Room: P46-PA329
- 13.45-14.10: Karen Collett & Someka Ngece: ‘You’re thrown in the deep end’: Possibilities and constraints in supporting novice teacher well-being in a low income multilingual school community: Lessons for school leadership
- 14.15-14.40: Torhild Skotheim: Newly qualified teachers` well-being and experience of thriving
- 14.45-15.10: Carol OSullivan, Sandra Ryan, Lisha O'Sullivan, Kaye Twomey, Sarah Brennan: Exploring Teacher Well-Being and Diversity: the use of focus group methodology
- 15.15-15.40: Mette Nergård, Pål Lundberg: "I learned that I know more than I think" - «Jeg lærte at jeg kan mer enn det jeg tror»
Call for abstracts
In addition to presenting some of the results from the TWBD project, we want to highlight research themes in parallel sessions such as:
- Linguistic and/or cultural diversity in classrooms and in higher education
- Intercultural and multicultural education
- School/parent collaboration in diverse schools
- Teacher well-being
- Pedagogical well-being
- Adapted learning and diversity
- The promotion of teacher well-being and social justice
- Action research for teachers´ well-being
We therefore invite you to submit abstracts on themes related to the conference.
Deadline for abstracts
7 April 2019
Please submit abstracts by using this online form (nettskjema.no)
Abstracts should be maximum 300 words.
The language of the conference will be English.
Deadline for registration: 20 May 2019.
Please register via this link (webshop.oslomet.no)
Photo: Yina Chan, OsloMet
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