Attendees will hear from two keynote speakers, Susan McKenney and Georg Rieger.
McKenney is the co-leader of ELAN, the teacher education program within the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences at the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands.
In her keynote, Teacher Learning in Design-Centric Partnerships, she will explore the use of these ‘mutually-beneficial collaborations between researchers and practitioners’ in the teaching environment, as well as the risks.
McKenney says teachers engaging in design stand to gain a lot from such partnerships. “They can help them develop their pedagogical content knowledge, curricular literacy and design process skills, which in turn can productively influence their beliefs about teaching and learning.”