Uniunea Europeana Guvernul Romaniei Instrumente Structurale
International Conference on
Mentoring in Teaching Education and Professional Training
ICM 2021
Online Conference

November 25 - 26, 2021, Sibiu, Romania

Planery Sessions - Live Streams

Overview

The International Conference on Mentoring in Teacher Education and Professional Training is organized by the Romanian Ministry of Education in the framework of the strategic project on developing the teaching career  - Profesionalizarea carierei didactice - PROF -  project (ID: POCU/904/6/25/146587) in partnership with the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,  Transilvania University of Brașov, Dunărea de Jos University of Galati, George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Târgu Mureș.

The aim of the conference is to provide a setting for a comprehensive discussion on mentorship for teacher education and training, for sharing good practices and strategies in different countries, for discussing the challenges in different national contexts. Finally, the conference aims are to create common knowledge and insight into the legislation, as well as a theoretical and methodological framework for mentoring.

According to the recent Eurydice study on teaching careers, European and national policies focus on the quality of initial teacher education and a structured induction as main factors for improving the quality of teaching and learning and for retaining high-potential candidates within this profession. In this regard, mentoring is seen as the core issue of the induction programme (European Commission/EACEA/Eurydice, 2021. Teachers in Europe: Careers, Development and Well-being. Eurydice report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union). Mentoring also has the potential to support continuous professional development and the progression of the teaching career. Although great progress has been made in the development of mentoring in teacher training, several aspects related to the renewal of the legislative, theoretical and methodological framework remain to be analyzed, in the light of the lessons learned so far.

The main objectives of the conference are the following:

  • to set up a forum for the exchange of good practices on mentoring in teacher education and training, as part of the initial training as well as part of continuous professional development;
  • to offer an opportunity for an exchange of information and experiences between participants;
  • to further define the role and responsibilities of mentors, their specific training or expertise, their recruitment and appraisal, in order to facilitate a better understanding of the mentorship;
  • to examine possibilities for supporting the development of attractive and motivating career paths for prospective teachers.

The Conference is geared towards policy makers and professionals involved in teacher education and training – teaching professionals from teacher training institutions, education researchers, teacher mentors, school principals, representatives of NGOs active in education and training.

The working languages of the conference will be Romanian and English. Translations will be provided only during plenary sessions. Parallel sessions are held in Romanian language.

Parallel sessions include thematic workshops starting from a panel discussion. Panel speakers will provide their input on the topic and will moderate discussions and activities. The topics of the workshops offered in the first parallel session will be approached from a complementary perspective in the second parallel session both Tuesday and Friday.

Conference venue: The conference is hosted by Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu. Due to COVID 19 pandemic context, the conference will take place excursively online.

Participants

The conference is addressed to professionals involved in the initial and continuous teacher education and training, researchers, decision makers, university teaching professionals, pedagogical high schools and application schools teaching professionals, specialists in educational sciences.

Participants can register for the conference, until November 10, 2021. Registration is done by filling in the registration form, available here.

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Topics

  • Teachers and teacher education in the European Education Area
  • European cooperation for re-shaping the teaching career. Towards a National Career Framework
  • Innovative pedagogies for better education and training of teachers. Mentoring for quality education
  • Good practices for mentoring and professional development of teachers
  • The context and the content of mentoring. Understanding the needs of teachers, the roles and responsibilities of the mentors
  • School-based mentoring
  • Mentoring in pedagogical practice
  • Innovative environments and tools for continuous professional development (including online mentoring)
  • Teacher’s well-being
  • New approaches to education: online and blended learning. Challenges and teaching experiences in pandemic context

Deadlines

  • November 10, 2021 - Deadline for Registration
  • November 25-26, 2021 - ICME 2021 Conference

Speakers

Director, Ministry of Education, Romania, Project Manager Profesionalizarea carierei didactice - PROF
Minister of Education, Romania
Presidential Adviser for Education and Research, Presidential Administration, Romania
State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Romania
Rector, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Adviser of the Minister of Education, Romania
Dean, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

Keynote Speakers

University of Calgary, Canada
Potsdam University, Germany
University of Bucharest, Romania
West University, Timișoara
Roma Tre University, Italy
University of Leon, Spain
VIA University College, Denmark
University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
GEW Baden Württemberg, Germany
University of Glasgow, Scotland
University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
Roma Tre University, Italy
University of Bucharest, Romania
Isabel I University, Spain
Potsdam University, Germany
Policy Officer, European Commission
University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Workshop Moderators

National Centre for Policy and Evaluation in Education, Romania
National College ”Gheorghe Munteanu Murgoci”, Brăila
National Centre for Policy and Evaluation in Education, Romania
Training Centre Constanța, Romania
Teacher Training Centre Sălaj
“Gheorghe Lazar” National Pedagogical College
Cluj-Napoca
“Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
“George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Târgu Mureș
Transilvania University of Brașov
“George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Târgu Mureș
“Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați
“Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați
Transilvania University of Brașov
“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași
“George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Târgu Mureș
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
National Pedagogical College “Constantin Brătescu”, Constanța
“Ștefan cel Mare”, University of Suceava
“Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați
George Barițiu National College in Cluj-Napoca
Ministry of Education, Romania
"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iași
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Ministry of Education, Romania
Pedagogical High School “Matei Basarab”, Slobozia
“Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați
British Council Romania
National Centre for Policies and Evaluation in Education, Romania
Ministry of Education, Romania
British Council Romania
National University of Arts from Bucharest
Liviu Rebreanu National College in Bistrița
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
University of Bucharest
Ministry of Education, Romania
University of Pitești
Ministry of Education, Romania
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Dean, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Ministry of Education, Romania
“Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați
“Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați
Ministry of Education, Romania
Transilvania University of Brașov
Ministry of Education, Romania
Ministry of Education, Romania
Sapientia University in Cluj Napoca
Director, Ministry of Education, Romania, Project Manager Profesionalizarea carierei didactice - PROF
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Al. I. Cuza University of Iași
Ministry of Education, Romania
Polytechnic University of Bucharest
Pedagogical High School “Ioan Popescu”, Bârlad
University of Bucharest
Adviser of the Minister of Education, Romania
Ministry of Education, Romania
“Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați
University of Pitești
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
National School for Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest
Transilvania University of Brașov

Conference Program

November 25, 2021, Bucharest Time (GMT+2h)

10:00 - 10:30 Opening Ceremony
Opening Remarks
  • Anca-Denisa PETRACHE, PhD, Director, Ministry of Education, Romania, Project Manager Profesionalizarea carierei didactice - PROF
  • Sorin Mihai CÎMPEANU, PhD, Minister of Education, Bucharest, Romania
  • Ligia DECA, PhD, Presidential Advisor, Romanian Presidency
  • Maria Ștefania MANEA, State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Romania
  • Sorin RADU, PhD, Rector of the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
10:30 - 12:00 Plenary Session: Invited Keynote Speakers
10:30 - 10:50
  • Teachers and Teacher Education in the European Education Area
    Tapio SÄÄVÄLÄ, Policy Officer, European Commission
10:50 - 11:10
  • Leapfrogging to Innovative Pedagogies: Can we Mentor for Teaching Excellence?
    Lucian CIOLAN, PhD, Vice-rector, University of Bucharest, Romania
11:10 - 11:30
  • Tutor for newly hired teachers in Italy: a resource for professional development
    Massimiliano FIORUCCI, PhD & Giovanni MORETTI, PhD, Roma Tre University, Italy
11:30 - 11:50
  • Online mentoring for the impact of innovation and university entrepreneurship
    Manuel PESTANO, PhD, Isabel I University, Spain. Project Manager Tenerife Science and Technology Park
11:50 - 12:10
  • Different elements for induction/mentoring programs; What does international research recommend?
    Lisbeth Lunde FREDERIKSEN, PhD, VIA University College, Denmark
12:10 - 12:30
  • Structure and Perspectives of the Second Phase of Teacher Training in the Federal State of Brandenburg (Germany)
    Felix REINHARDT, PhD, Andreas BOROWSKI, PhD, Universtity of Potsdam, Germany
12:30 - 12:50
  • Developing mentoring and mentors in the context of career-long professional learning
    Kay LIVINGSTON, PhD, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Questions and Answers

12:30 - 14:00 Break
14:00 - 15:30 Parallel sessions (1) (thematic workshops)
16:00 - 17:30 Parallel sessions (2) (thematic workshops)

November 26, 2021, Bucharest Time (GMT+2h)

09:00 - 10:30 Parallel sessions (3) (thematic workshops)
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Parallel sessions (4) (thematic workshops)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Plenary Session: Invited Keynote Speakers
14:00 - 14:20
  • Reimagining teacher careers for the 21st century
    Barbara TOURNIER, UNESCO
14:20 - 14:40
  • Induction programmes into the Teaching Profession in Europe
    Rosa Eva VALLE, University of Leon, Spain
14:40 - 15:00
  • How to become a teacher in Germany?!
    Ricarda KAISER, GEW district of Mannheim, Germany
15:00 - 15:20
  • Mentor training for interdisciplinarity in the context of Agenda 2030
    Mercè MOREY LÓPEZ, Olaya ÁLVAREZ GARCÍA, Jordi VALLESPIR SOLER, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
15:20 - 15:40
  • Making the best out of the mentoring process in education
    Anca NEDELCU, PhD, University of Bucharest, Romania
15:40 - 16:00
  • Online Collaboration. The challenges and opportunities of digital learning environments
    Sandra ABEGGLEN, University of Calgary, Canada

Questions and Answers

16:00 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 17:30 Plenary Session: Invited Keynote Speakers
16:30 - 17:00
  • Mariana CRAȘOVAN, PhD, West University, Timișoara
17:00 - 17:30
  • Closing Remarks
  • Daniel MARA, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
  • Radu SZEKELY, Advisor of the Minister, Ministry of Education, Bucharest, Romania
  • Anca-Denisa PETRACHE, PhD, Director, Ministry of Education, Romania, Project Manager Profesionalizarea carierei didactice - PROF

Parallel Sessions

Thematic Workshops

Parallel Sessions include thematic workshops starting from a panel discussion. Panel speakers will provide their input on the topic and will moderate discussions and activities.

The topics of the workshops offered in the first parallel session will be approached from a complementary perspective in the second parallel session on Thursday and Friday.

PARALLEL SESSIONS (1) - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2021, 14:00-15:30 (Bucharest time)

Workshop A: European cooperation for re-shaping the teaching career. Towards a National Career Framework
Contributors: Anca-Denisa Petrache, PhD, Cecilia Iuga, Elena Dinu, Ștefania Focșa, Ministry of Education

Workshop B: The context and the content of mentoring. Understanding the needs of teachers
Contributors: Iulian Boldea, PhD, Doina Butiurca, PhD, Vasile Cernat, PhD, “George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Târgu Mureș

Workshop C: The mentoring programme - a perspective of educational management
Contributors: Liliana Romaniuc, PhD, Romanian Literacy Association, Mircea Bertea, PhD, National Pedagogical College “Gheorghe Lazăr”, Cluj-Napoca

Workshop D: New approaches to education: online and blended learning. Recent challenges and teaching experiences in pandemic context
Contributors: Olimpius Istrate, PhD, University of Bucharest, Ciprian Ceobanu, PhD, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, Ciprian Fartușnic, PhD, National Centre for Policy and Evaluation in Education

Workshop E: Transformative Training – A New Paradigm in Teacher Training
Contributors: Mihaela Voinea, PhD, Daniela-Veronica Necșoi, PhD, Oana Alina Bota, PhD, Ana-Maria Cazan, PhD, Transilvania University of Brașov

PARALLEL SESSIONS (2) - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2021, 16:00-17:30 (Bucharest time)

Workshop A: New perspectives on the teaching career: teachers' competences, education, training, policies and career paths
Contributors: Simona Marin, PhD, “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați, Laura Șerbănescu, PhD, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Claudiu Langa, PhD, University of Pitești, Otilia Clipa, PhD, “Ștefan cel Mare”, University of Suceava

Workshop B: Roles and responsibilities of the mentors. The mentoring relationship
Contributors: Constantin Cucoș, PhD, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iași, Mușata Bocoș, PhD, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Daniel Mara, PhD, Alina Mag, PhD, Cristina Danciu, PhD, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu

Workshop C: The mentoring programme - a perspective of educational management
Contributors: Corina Marin, PhD, Maria Stoea-Cristea, Daniel Paraschiv, Radu Szekely, Ministry of Education

Workshop D: Mentoring for quality education. Inclusive and blended learning environments
Contributors: Mirela Negreanu, PhD, Nicoleta Mircea, PhD, Ministry of Education

Workshop E: Facilitating teacher professional development – the role of Teacher Training Centres
Contributors: Muza Maftei, PhD, Ministry of Education, Cristina Elena Anton, PhD, CCD Brăila, Andreea Artagea, PhD, CCD Constanța

PARALLEL SESSIONS (3) - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021, 09:00-10:30 (Bucharest time)

Workshop A: Innovative environments and tools for CPD
Contributors: Simona Velea, PhD, National School for Political Studies and Public Administration, Oana Gheorghe, PhD, National University of Arts, Mirela Alexandru, Alexandra Aramă, Researchers, National Centre for Policy and Evaluation in Education

Workshop B: School-based mentoring
Contributors: Viorica-Torii Caciuc, PhD, Cristina Butnaru, PhD, Daniela Bobocea, “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați, Loredana Tudor, PhD, University of Pitești

Workshop C: Mentoring in pedagogical practice
Contributors: Adriana Dumitru, Pedagogical High School “Matei Basarab”, Slobozia, Anamaria Ciobotaru, PhD, National Pedagogical College “Constantin Brătescu”, Constanța, Mihaela Ungureanu, National Pedagogical College “Vasile Lupu”, Iași, Anda Ștefănică, Pedagogical High School “Ioan Popescu”, Bârlad

Workshop D: Digital technologies for open, collaborative teaching
Contributors: Alina Vanu, PhD, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Ioan Daniel Hunyadi, PhD, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Cristina Elena Anton, PhD, CCD Brăila

Workshop E: Teacher’s well-being
Contributors: Rodica Țocu, PhD, Mariana Constantinescu, PhD, Sandrina Mindu, PhD, Oana Iuliana Enache, “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați

PARALLEL SESSIONS (4) - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021, 11:00-12:30, (Bucharest time)

Workshop A: Innovative environments and tools for CPD
Contributors: Nigel Bellingham, Alina Constantinescu, British Council, Andrea Peterlicean, PhD, mentor, Andreea Farca, Niculina Găină, facilitators, TAG Sibiu

Workshop B: Mentoring in pedagogical practice
Contributors: Carmen Maria Chișiu, PhD, Maria Cristina Popa, PhD, Daniela Carmen Popa, PhD student, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu

Workshop C: Teacher’s well-being
Contributors: Fodor Alexandru-Iosif, CCD Mureș, Gheorghe Bancea, CCD Sălaj

Workshop D: Digital technologies for open, collaborative teaching
Contributors / speakers: Irina Pop-Păcurar, PhD, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Daniela Dumulescu, PhD, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Miriam Kenyeres, PhD student Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Workshop E: Teacher professional development - a community-based approach
Contributors: Simona Tănase, Dorin Roșcan, PhD, Radu Szekely, Ministry of Education

Workshop F: Mentoring and development of transversal competencies
Contributors: Florentina Sâmihăian, PhD, University of Bucharest, Monica Halaszi, National College “Liviu Rebreanu”, Bistrița, Horia Corcheș, National College “George Bariţiu” Cluj-Napoca

Venue

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Bd-ul. Victoriei, Nr. 10, Sibiu, 550024

In the context of the COVID 19 pandemic, the conference will be held entirely online. Links for online participation will be provided before the conference start.

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