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[Summit] The 4th Global Teacher Education Summit——Policy, Research and Practice in Teacher Education and Teaching: Global perspectives

Summit background

The Global Teacher Education Summit is an international event that has been held every three years. Since 2011, when it was first convened by BNU’s Center for Teacher Education Research, a Key Research Base of Humanities and Social Science of the Ministry of Education, the Summit has provided an international forum where ideas for teacher education and teaching can be exchanged and dialogues attempting to connect scholarly thinking and professional actions can be opened.

A recent turn of official and professional attention toward quality improvement has been increasingly focused on innovation, sustainability, evidence-based practice and gap-closing measures in terms of teacher quality, efficacy of teacher education, and the ability of teachers to meet the special educational needs of students.

The 4th Global Teacher Education Summit will focus on the policy, research and practice of global teacher education and continue to build a high-quality international dialogue platform for global teachers and education researchers. More than 20 renowned experts and scholars in the field of teacher education are to be invited to give keynote speeches in this summit. We warmly invite scholars, teachers and graduate students from all over the world to participate in this summit. The summit will also set up a special session for young scholars to sponsor outstanding young scholars in teacher education field from home and abroad to attend the conference.

Sub-topics of this summit

(1)Education Modernization and Reconstruction of Teacher Education System

(2)Teacher Education Quality Improvement and Practice Innovation

(3)Teacher Learning and Teacher Professional Development

(4)Interdisciplinary and Disciplinary Teacher Education Development

(5)Brain Science, Learning Science and Teacher Education

(6)Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Teacher Education

Keynote speakers

Apple Michael (University of Wisconsin System)

Beijaard Douwe (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Day Christopher (University of Nottingham/Beijing Normal University)

Goodwin Lin (The University of Hong Kong)

Gu Qing (UCL Institute of Education)

Hansen David (Columbia University in the City of New York)

Kiyomi Akita (Gakushuin University)

Lo Leslie Nai-kwai (Beijing Normal University)

Lu Chunming (Beijing Normal University)

Sato Manabu (Gakushuin University/Beijing Normal University)

Schratz Michael (University of Innsbruck)

Tierney Robert (University of British Columbia/Beijing Normal University)

Wang Chuang (University of Macao)

Zhong Binglin (Beijing Normal University)

Zhu Xiaoman (Beijing Normal University)

Zhu Xudong (Beijing Normal University)

Summit venue

Offline venue: Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Online venue: A link to the live stream of the conference will be posted later

Important dates

Summit date: October 22-25, 2021

Proposal Submission Deadline:31 May, 2021

Notification of Acceptance of Proposal:15 June, 2021

Paper Submission Deadline: 15 August, 2021

The First Round of Registration (early birds): 1 January, 2020 – 30 April, 2021

The Second Round of Registration: 1 May, 2020 – 15 September, 2021

Pre-conference/young scholar forum: 22 October, 2021

Summit language

English and Chinese

Summit fees

All participants should register conference, submit abstracts and full papers by the above deadline.

Registration, submission, and payment of registration fees should be completed through the conference website:


Early bird fees: by April 30, 2021, for domestic participants: 1000 rmb (graduate students: 500 rmb); for overseas participants: 200 dollars (graduate students: 100 dollars)

Normal registration fees: after April 30, 2021, for domestic participants: 1200 rmb (graduate students: 600 rmb); for overseas participants: 250 dollars (graduate students: 125 dollars)

* Domestic participants refer to participants from Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

* Registration fee is free for keynote speakers and special guests.

Organizing committee

Host: Beijing Normal University

Organizer: Center for Teacher Education Research, Beijing Normal University

Huiyan International College, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University

Contact information

Contact: Ms. HU Hongbao, Prof. SANG guoyuan

Telephone (fax): 86-10-58804318


Address: Center for Teacher Education Research, Beijing Normal University, No. 19 Xin Jie Kou Wai Street, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100875