Conference

Conference "Everyone can study to become a teacher"

Tallinn University, having a century-long experience in education provision, invites to an intriguing conference which builds on a completely new situation in Estonian education: teachers’ work is irreversibly changing, the path to this occupation does not begin with the graduation from a higher education institution, and thus, teacher education must be modified quickly.

10/24/2019 - 10:00 - 17:00

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The related opportunities and challenges of the university will be discussed on 24 October at the conference targeted at school leaders and pedagogues, where the following questions will be posed together: can all interested persons become teachers? What does it take to be a real professional? What will learning and teacher education constitute in the future? Life-long learning is also addressed primarily in the light of rapid changes in the labor market.

Katrin Poom-Valickis, TLU Professor of Teacher Education, and Eve Eisenschmidt, Professor of Education Policy and Management, open today’s trends in teacher training and discuss the role of school in teachers’ development in their joint presentation “The Journey of Becoming a Teacher – from Concept to Delivery”. They claim that the ways of becoming a teacher as well as the ways of learning have changed. “Everyone can become a teacher!”
 
Maria Kütt, Director General of the HR Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaks on the subject “What and why are we learning? Changes in the labour market and future learning” from the angle of the employer in particular. “For a long time now, people have not been learning in trainings organized by the employer, a wise employee finds an opportunity to learn in every moment of life at their own initiative,” Kütt claims.

The conference will be led by Joonas Hellerma.

Program

9.30–10.00 Check-in and morning coffee     

10.00–10.15 Opening speech by Rector of TLU Professor Tiit Land

Opening speech by Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps

 
10.15–10.30 Past and present. 100 years of teacher training in Tallinn  

10.30–11.00 Teaching as a moral profession 

In this presentation the moral nature of teaching profession is discussed in the framework of values and purposes guiding the teacher in the teaching-studying-learning process in schools. A purposeful teacher is presented as a goal of teacher education to promote learning for the future.

 

11.00–11.30 The journey of becoming a teacher – from idea to implementation

A joint presentation by Tallinn University professors Eve Eisenschmidt and Katrin Poom-Valickis
about current trends in teacher education, and the role of the school in teachers' development.
The ways of becoming a teacher as well as the ways of learning have changed, and everyone can become a teacher!


 

 

11.30–12.00 Discussion: Past, present and future of the teacher profession

Participants:

Priit Reiska (TLU Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs)
Mati Heidmets (TLU Professor of Social Psychology)
Kristi Vinter-Nemvalts (Ministry of Education and Research, Deputy Secretary General for General Education, Language Policy and Youth Affairs)
Margit Timakov (Estonian Teachers' Association)

 
12.00–12.45 Lunch  
12.45–12.55 What is the future education look like, and what could be the future teacher?  

12.55–13.25 Discussion: Learners' view of education, learning, and the future

Participants:

Marcus Ehasoo (Head of the Estonian Student Union)
Britt Järvet 
Dauri Kivipuur

 
13.25–13.30 Questions  
13.30–14.00 What and what do we learn? Changes in the labor market and learning for the future

Maria Kütt, Director General of the HR Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaks on the subject “What and why are we learning? 
Changes in the labor market and future learning” from the angle of the employer in particular. For a long time now, people have not been 
learning in trainings organized by the employer, a wise employee finds an opportunity to learn in every moment of life at their own initiative.


 
14.00–14.30 Coffee break  

14.30–15.00 Discussion: What and what do we learn? Changes in the labor market and learning for the future

Participants:

Teibi Torm (NGO Back to School)
Mait Müntel (Head of Lingvist)
Maris Viires (Head of Marketing, CV.ee)

 
15.00–15.10 Questions  

15.10–15.40 Discussion: The Future of Teacher Education – What can we do to keep competent teachers in our schools?

Participants:

Merlin Linde (TLU Teacher Education Project Manager)
Kadi Georg (TLU Visiting Lecturer of General Didactics)
Jüri Kurvits (TLU Lecurer of Mathematics Didactics)

 
15.40–15.50 Conclusions  
16.00 Reception  

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