Future Teachers – Programme

Nordic conference
Future Teachers – A Profession at crossroads
Hilton Nordica, Reykjavík
12 – 14 August 2014

Tuesday 12th August
17.00 – 19.00 Reception and registration for conference participants at Iðnó.

Wednesday 13th August
9.00 – 09.30  Registration
9.30 – 10.00
Welcome
Music: Pétur Björnsson (violin) and Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason (piano).
Illugi Gunnarsson, Icelandic Minister of Education, Science and Culture
10.00 – 11.00
Key Note Lecture: Dr. Andy Hargreaves
Professional Capital in Teaching; How to build it, invest in it and circulate it.
11.00 – 11.15
On seminars
11.15 – 11.30 Coffee
11.30 – 12.15
Seminars: Teachers’ and Headmasters’ Continuous Professional Development
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 14.15
Key Note Lecture: Dr. Sigrún Aðalbjarnardóttir
Teacher Passion and Purpose:  The Opportunities and Challenges in Education for Democratic Citizenship
14.15 – 14.30
Introduction to workshops and school visits the following day
14.30 – 14.40 Coffee
14.40 – 15.30
Seminars: Teachers’ and Headmasters’ Continuous Professional Development (continued)
18.30 Conference Dinner

Thursday 14th August
8.30 Transport from Hilton
9.00 – 11.00
Workshops on various locations in the Reykjavík Area
11.30 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00
Key Note Lecture: Dr. Pasi Sahlberg
True Facts and Tales about Teachers and Teaching: A Nordic Point of View
14.00 – 14.45
Seminars: Teachers’ and Headmasters’ Continuous Professional Development (continued)
14.45 – 15.00 Coffee
15.00 – 15.50
“Future teachers” – Summaries from the seminars – Seminar leaders in the panel with the main speakers
15.45 – 16.00 Closing of the conference