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
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
for their students. In addition to the goals mentioned above, this conference also serves as a fundraising
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.
The conference covers a wide range of topics related to teacher education in the digital age, including:
Impact of technology in linking theory with practice
Reflective approaches to linking theory with practice
Critical analysis of theories and practices in teacher training
Digital literacy and its importance in teaching and learning
Use of games and gamification in connecting theory with practice
Practicing theories and theorizing practices in current teacher education
Inclusive education and the use of technology to foster inclusive practices
Assessment and evaluation strategies in connecting with digital technologies
Innovative pedagogical approaches for effective second language teaching theories and practices
Technology-enhanced Content and Language Integrated Learning, and its potential impact in combining
theory with practice within teacher training programs
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
Impact of Technology & Digital Literacies in Linking Theory with Practice
Reflective Approaches to Linking Theory with Practice – I
Reflective Approaches to Linking Theory with Practice – II
17:15 – 17:45 Reflection & Discussion
18:00 – 19:30 Welcome Dinner
by Chef Kemal
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
Reflective Approaches to Linking Theory with Practice – III
Education Unveiled: Analyzing Theories, Practicing Strategies, and Gamification in Teacher Training
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
Inclusive Education and the Use of Technology to Foster Inclusive Practices
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
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
Presentation ‘Fun Education or Educational Fun?’
by Vitek Pechanec
Presentation ‘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