I have been lucky and privileged to attend the 8th International Conference on Teacher Education (ICTED 2014) last August 21-23, 2014.
At first I was hesitant to ask my school director and mentor about it, then having thought of this event as a great opportunity to gain knowledge from speakers that I can share to my colleagues at Quezon Science High School and apply in my teaching, I gathered all the courage I got and asked Ma’am to let me attend the said conference. I used the power of positive thinking and I got a resounding, “YES!” from Ma’am.
As a way of giving back to the universe the favor it gave me, here’s what I got from the said event.
***Being OC, I almost copied all the content of each slides. 🙂
SYNTHESIS OF THE ICTED 2014 (based on Dr. Fras Abaya’s Synthesis on the last day of ICTED)
- Global and Local Nexus in addressing diversity in education in various contexts
- Gaps between policy and practice in the field of education
- Foregrounding of human rights-based approach to education for all along with attention to the issue of social justice
- Multiple and contested understanding of inclusive education
- Multiple constructions of the concept of disability
- Deliberations on policy research and university-based research
- Pre-service teacher education and in-service teachers and school administrator’s competencies as objects of intervention
- Emerging discussion on human agency vis-à-vis structures
- Deepening recognition of teacher and student prior/funds of knowledge
- Alternative education systems
- Innovations in teaching-learning technologies
- Deconstructing textbooks
- Parental and community involvement in education
- Linguistic diversity as resource rather than impediment
- Politics in language policy formulation
- Issue of national identity
- Celebrating “best practices”
- And, research methodologies beyond positivist epistemology.
I hope you can also attend the next ICTED on 2016 and present your paper there. See you soon!