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[Summit] 4th Global Teacher Education Summit

Ⅰ. Preamble

The Fourth 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 produced scores of publications that were contributed by participating keynote and invited speakers and created a network of young scholars who have constituted the backbone of a new generation of inquiring minds for the fields.


Much has happened to the fields of teacher education and teaching since 2011, and the themes of the ensuing Summits at BNU have reflected some of the major changes. Urged on by the results of major assessment exercises conducted by the OECD, UNESCO, and other international agencies, educational policies of individual countries have reflected a global concern over educational quality, as expressed by the widespread pursuit of excellence and competitiveness. 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.


We invite scholars, practitioners and students of education from all over the world to participate in the Summit, which promises to offer a feast of ideas and dialogues for the enhancement of teacher education and teaching in a global context. A dozen of key scholars in the fields of teacher education and teaching have been contacted to serve as keynote speakers of the Summit.


The 2020 Summit is entitled “Policy, Research and Practice in Teacher Education and Teaching: Global perspectives”, aiming to provide 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.


  1. Ⅱ. Sub-themes of the Summit

1. The education system and teacher education and teaching

2. Issues in Teacher Education

3. Issues in the Improvement of Teaching and Learning

4. Leadership in schools and teacher development

5. Teacher education and teaching in multiple contexts

6. Learning sciences, education reform and teacher education innovations


  1. Ⅲ. Invited Keynote Speakers (In alphabetical order)

Apple, Michael (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)

Beijaard, Douwe (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)

Day, Christopher (University of Nottingham, UK/im电竞竞猜, China)

Floden, Robert (Michigan State University, USA)

Gu, Qing (Institute of EducatIon-UCL, UK)

Hansen, David (ColumbiaUniversity,USA)

Lo, Leslie Nai-kwai (im电竞竞猜, China)

Lu, Chunming (im电竞竞猜, China)

Sato, Manabu (Gakushuin University, Japan/im电竞竞猜, China)

Schratz, Michael (University of Innsbruck,Austria)

Tierney, Robert (University of British Columbia,Canada/im电竞竞猜, China)

Zhu, Xudong (im电竞竞猜, China)



  1. Ⅳ. Important Dates

Conference Dates: 23-26 October, 2020

(pre-conference/young scholar forum: 23 October, 2020)

Proposal Submission Deadline: 30 April, 2020

Notification of Acceptance of Proposal: 15 June, 2020

Paper Submission Deadline: 15 September, 2020

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

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


  1. Ⅴ. Languages of the Conference

English, Chinese


  1. Ⅵ. Registration Fees

All participants are required to register prior to the conference and submit the proposal and full paper via on-line registration and paper submission system (




Local Participants

International Participants

Early Rates

(Before 30 April, 2020)

1000 RMB

(graduate students: 500 RMB)

200 USD

(graduate students: 100 USD)

Normal Rates

(After 1 May, 2020)

1200 RMB

(graduate students: 600 RMB)

250 USD

(graduate students: 125 USD)


1. “Local Participants” refers to those who are working or studying in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR or Taiwan.

  1. 2. Keynote/invited speakers enjoy free registration.


  3. Ⅶ. Conference Organizing Committee

Sponsor: im电竞竞猜


- Center for Teacher Education Research, im电竞竞猜 (Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Science in Universities, Ministry of Education, PRC)

- Huiyan International College, Faculty of Education, im电竞竞猜


  1. Ⅷ. Contact information

Ms. Hongbao HU

Prof. Guoyuan SANG

Tel/Fax: 86-10-58804318



Address: Center for Teacher Education Research, im电竞竞猜, No. 19 Xin Jie Kou Wai Street, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100875