International Conference Rethinking How We Train Teachers of Tomorrow

15-17 September 2023

The conference aims to provide a platform for sharing and discussing effective approaches for bridging the theory-practice gap in teacher education and for exploring the challenges and opportunities in doing so. Additionally, it aims to explore new and innovative ways to prepare teachers for the challenges and opportunities of the digital age to ensure that future educators are equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and competencies to effectively integrate digital technology into their teaching practice and to create engaging and effective learning experiences for their students. In addition to the goals mentioned above, this conference also serves as a fundraising event to support the victims of the recent earthquakes in Turkey. We believe that by coming together as educators, we will make a change not only to the minds of the teachers of tomorrow, but also to the lives of those who have been affected by this recent tragedy.

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The conference covers a wide range of topics related to teacher education in the digital age, including:


Friday, September
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Conference Registration
  • 13:00 – 13:30 Conference Opening
  • by Egemen Bagis, the Ambassador of Türkiye to the Czech Republic & Representatives of Charles University
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Keynote Speech
    'The Nexus of Theory, Research, and Practice for Teachers'
    by Prof. Dr. Kenan Dikilitas
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
  • 15:00 – 17:00 Session I–III
    Session I
    Impact of Technology & Digital Literacies in Linking Theory with Practice
    Session II
    Reflective Approaches to Linking Theory with Practice – I
    Session III
    Reflective Approaches to Linking Theory with Practice – II
  • 17:15 – 17:45 Reflection & Discussion
  • 18:00 – 19:30 Welcome Dinner
    by Chef Kemal
Saturday, September
  • 09:00 – 10:00 Keynote Speech
    'Rethinking Teacher Education for CLIL: Innovations, Challenges and Solutions'
    by Prof. Dr. Maria Luisa Perez Cañado
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break & Poster Presentations
  • 10:30 – 12:30 Session IV-VI
    Session IV
    Reflective Approaches to Linking Theory with Practice – III
    Session V
    Education Unveiled: Analyzing Theories, Practicing Strategies, and Gamification in Teacher Training
    Session VI
    Innovative Pedagogical Approaches
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
  • 13:30 – 14:15 Keynote Speech
    'Inclusive Teacher Professional Development: Challenges and Opportunities’
    by Prof. Dr. Francesca Pedone
  • 14:15 – 16:15 Session VII-VIII, Workshop I-II
    Session VII
    Inclusive Education and the Use of Technology to Foster Inclusive Practices
    Session VIII
    Exploring Innovative Frontiers in Education: From Neuroimaging to Intercultural Collaboration
    Workshop I
    ‘How Bebras tasks can contribute to computational thinking development’
    by doc. RNDr. Miroslava Černochová, CSc. & Hasan Selcuk, Ph.D.
    Workshop II
    'Playground for Your Mind - An Innovative Approach to Learning'
    by Vitek Kalisz
  • 16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Reflection & Discussion
  • 18:00 – 19:00 Exhibition
    The World of Banksy
    ‘The perfect combination of idea, art and action: Banksy‘
    by Dr. Meltem Uldes
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Concert
    by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Low Brass Ensemble
Sunday, September
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Art Workshop, Workshop III, Presentations
    Art Workshop
    'From Idea to Creation'
    by Dr. Meltem Uldes
    Workshop III
    ‘The private sector teaches the state to teach‘
    by Michal Kaderka
    ‘Fun Education or Educational Fun?’
    by Vitek Pechanec
    ‘Connected Learning - implementing international and intercultural online student collaboration, focused on 21st century skills’
    by Beata Mirecka-Jakubowska & Katarzyna Pelc.
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Conference Closing
  • 14:00 – 17:00 Prague City Tour
  • 17:00 – 18:00 Farewell Garden Gathering
    Smyrna Boutique Hotel Garden


Charles University - Faculty of Education
Magdalény Rettigové 4, 110 00 Nové Město, Prague


mail Gamze Korbek, Ph.D. et Ph.D. gamze.korbek@pedf.cuni.cz