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, 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
11.45 Plenary: Dr Karen Suzette Collett & University lecturer Someka Ngece, University of Western Cape and primary school teacher Elmarie Mackier
13.45-15.45 Parallel sessions
16.15-16.30 Closing up: Plenary discussion and farewell note
20.00 Conference dinner at the Ekeberg Restaurant
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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