World Assembly 2024

The ICET 65th World Assembly will be hosted by the University of Minho, Portugal

June 13-15, 2024



The 65th World Assembly 2024 will focus on the teacher profession and on teacher education at a time when the global problem of the shortage of teachers has been amplified in many contexts. The problem is not new but the figures that have been disseminating clearly illustrate the dimension of the crisis worldwide. UNESCO “sounds the alarm on the global teacher shortage crisis” as worldwide 69 million teachers are needed to reach universal basic education by 2030 (UNESCO, 2022). Thus, there is a need to discuss the core features of the teaching profession but also the purpose and focus of teacher education in such challenging circumstances.

The World Assembly will offer a platform for the scholars from around the world to present and discuss research on teacher education and teacher professionalism from a policy, practice and research point of view. The pandemic and post-pandemic concerns in education also need to be put into perspective as all students are entitled to be taught by qualified and motivated teachers. While times of crisis may be challenging they can also be seen as opportunities to enhance the profession and to recognise its complexity and dynamic nature which calls for quality teacher education.  

This World Assembly aims to provide a space for sharing research and experiences with a particular focus on teacher education and teacher professionalism. The conference will offer a forum for the scholarly analysis of international perspectives emerging from latest research and recent trends in teacher education worldwide.

The proposed theme is “Enhancing the teaching profession through quality teacher education: purpose, policy and practice in times of teacher shortage” with sub-themes around:


Keynote speakers


António Nóvoa, University of Lisbon, Portugal: "Teacher education: A third revolution?"

President of the University of Lisbon (2006-2013), António Nóvoa is Full Professor at the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon. He served as Ambassador of Portugal to UNESCO (2018-2021). He earned a Ph.D. in History at Sorbonne University (Paris) and a Ph.D. in Educational Sciences at Geneva University (Switzerland). Several Brazilian and Portuguese universities have awarded him the title of Doctor Honoris Causa. Throughout his academic career he has been Professor in several international universities (Geneva, Wisconsin-Madison, Oxford, and Columbia-New York), and Visiting Professor for short periods in 20 universities around the world.Between 2000 and 2003, he served as President of ISCHE (the International Standing Conference for the History of Education).


Kari Smith, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway: "Educating Teachers in a World of Insecurity"

Kari Smith is a Professor Emerita (Ph.D.) of Education at the Department of Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Her main research interests are teacher education, professional development, mentoring novice teachers and assessment for and of learning. She has a long experience as teacher and teacher educator and has held several leadership positions in Norway and internationally. She was the Head of the Norwegian National Research School in Teacher Education (NAFOL) till July, 2022, and she was one of the founders and the project leader of the International Forum for Teacher Educator Development (InFo-TED) from 2013-2019. Professor Smith has lectured and published widely internationally. In March 2022 she was awarded  as an honorary doctor by the University of Ghent, Belgium, and in 2023 she became an AERA Fellow.


Lin Goodwin, Boston College, USA: "Enhancing the Teaching Profession through Quality Teacher Educators: Addressing A Need Whose Time Has Come"

A. Lin Goodwin () is the Thomas More Brennan Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College. Prior to joining Boston College, she was Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong (2017-2022) and Vice Dean at Teachers College, Columbia University (TCCU/2011-2017), where she also held the Edward Evenden Professorship in Education. Professor Goodwin served as AERA Vice President—Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education (2013-2016). In 2022, she received the Spencer Foundation Mentor Award honoring her work with emerging academics and doctoral students. Dr. Goodwin’s research examines teacher/teacher educator beliefs, identities and development; equitable education and powerful teaching for immigrant and minoritized youth; comparative analyses of international teacher education practice and policy; and the experiences of Asian/Asian Americans in U.S. schools. She has been recognized for her research by AERA’s Committee on Scholars of Color, and by the National Institute of Education in Singapore as the inaugural Dr. Ruth Wong Professor of Teacher Education. She is the 2023 recipient of the AERA Division K Legacy Award that celebrates established scholars “who have made significant and exemplary contributions to the field of teaching and teacher education.”  

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Call for papers

Click HERE to submit your abstract

Abstract submission
You are invited to submit an abstract for an individual paper, symposium or workshop for the 65 th World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) in one of six sub-themes below:

Abstract format (max. 300 words)

Each author can submit two abstracts maximum as the first author

For any doubts or queries please contact us: 

Best poster
Best poster to be announced during the conference. Further details will be provided soon at the conference website.

Formats of presentation:
Paper presentation
Paper presentations last 15 minutes, plus some time for questions. Papers will be scheduled in 90 minute sessions which will normally include 3 papers on similar themes, in exceptional cases, 4 papers may be combined. 
A paper is submitted by one author plus up to 6 co-authors. 

Poster presentation
A poster is submitted by one author plus up to 5 co-authors. Posters are graphical presentations which are submitted by one author plus up to 6 co-authors. Posters must be printed in A1 size (594 x841 mm/ 23.3 x33.1 in) in portrait/upright format. Poster authors should hang their poster in the room in which they will be presenting.

A Workshop focuses on methodological topics and may involve practical activity. Workshops are submitted by one author plus up to 5 co-authors. Normally one session (90 minutes) is scheduled for a workshop and presenters will be asked to manage/chair their session.

Symposia consist of one or two 90 minute conference sessions organised by the submitters. They include a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 papers (each paper has a maximum of 6 authors) per session plus a Chairperson and a Discussant.


1 November 2023 - Conference registrations open
31 January 2024 - Abstract submission deadline
29 February 2024 - Notification of acceptance / decline
30 April 2024 - Early-bird registration deadline
31 May 2024 - Late registration deadline
2 June 2024 - Conference program available online
13 – 15 June 2024 - ICET 2023 conference in Braga, Portugal

Registration fee

See all detail here.
Early Bird Rate until 30th April 2024 


University of Minho
Campus de Gualtar
4710-057 Braga