IMPORTANT UPDATE! International Week in Nuremberg and Conference on Internationalisation of Teacher Education

UPDATE! (Read all about it here!)

–Call for Papers– !! Extension of Deadline up to 15 Oct 2020
due to current COVID-19 restrictions as ONLINE-only conference
Virtual International Conference
„Internationalisierung der Lehrerbildung und internationale Lehrermigration/ Internationalisation of Teacher Education and International Teacher Migration“

Date: 03 – 04 December 2020

Location: ONLINE-only conference via ZOOM (log-in data will be provided at registration)

UPDATE: Due to the aggravation of the current COVID-19 pandemic and a new prolongation of travel restrictions as well as increasing restrictions on the use of facilities on campus in Nuremberg, we have decided to shift to an ONLINE-only format for our conference. As this virtual format now ensures planning reliability and opens up new possibilities for participation, the deadline of submission of papers and posters has been extended up to 15 October 2020.

Registration: 20 October – 15 November 2020 via our website

The international conference „Internationalisierung der Lehrerbildung und internationale Lehrermigration/ Internationalisation of Teacher Education and International Teacher Migration“ will provide a platform to forge a link between the discourses on the internationalisation of teacher education, on the additional training of refugee teachers and other internationally qualified teachers, and on international teacher migration (including such aspects as recruiting, recognition of professional qualifications, and language acquisition for professional integration). Special attention will be paid to the international comparative perspective on these issues. Drawing on current discussions in educational policy, latest research results and best practices, the conference presentations will discuss the issues of guidance, counselling, recognition of professional qualifications from abroad and additional training of internationally qualified and mobile teachers, in particular with regard to the internationalisation of teacher education. The conference will also explore the interconnection of internationalisation initiatives and additional trainings throughout all phases of teacher education and professional development. The international set up of this conference encourages professional networking among researchers and practitioners from different countries in which the internationalisation of teacher education and international teacher migration are broadly discussed topics.

Dear collegues,

I hope that you are doing well despite the current situation. Even though the international mobility in Teacher Education is heavily impacted by the pandemic we hope that societies will keep the situation under control and we all learn to live with the virus until a vaccine is developed.

The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg is to organizing an International Week in Teacher Education in December 2020 and all members of ETEN are invited to participate in it. You are welcome to participate onsite but we also plan virtual formats for lectures, workshops and presentations of exchange programs.  Please find the information about the international week below, at the ETEN website and on our website. We are also organizing a conference on internationalization of teacher education and international teacher mobility. Please find the call for papers in the attachment and please forward it to the interested colleagues at your institutions.

For a number of participants we can reimburse travel costs from our grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) according to the DAAD rates. Please contact us for further details. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues and students in Nuremberg onsite or virtually!

Kind regards and best wishes from Nuremberg

Anatoli Rakhkochkine

FAU International Week in Teacher Education

The International Week in Teacher Education will take place at FAU in Nuremberg and Erlangen from 30 November to 5 December 2020 as a project activity in the project “FAU Teacher Education International” (FAU Lehramt International) (funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) from the funds of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)).

Students and teacher educators from FAU and partner universities abroad will network, share knowledge and best practices in international teacher education, engage in lectures and workshops, and develop their international and intercultural competences. International guests will present their institutions to prospective exchange students and develop new projects and exchanges in teacher education. “Internationalisation and Sustainability” is the thematic focus of the International Week. With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, the participants of the international week will discuss challenges for psychical mobility and opportunities for virtual mobility. The conference “Internationalisation of Teacher Education and International Teacher Migration” will take place from 3 to 4 November as a part of the international week. Last but not least, international guests can visit Germany’s most famous Christmas Market (Christkindlesmarkt) in Nuremberg.

International partners of FAU and guests from other institutions of Teacher Education are invited to participate in the international week and make their contributions (e.g. lectures and workshops for students and teacher educators, presentations of your institution and exchange programs in teacher education, presentations of your international study or teaching experience). The programme of the international week will be published later at

For further information about the programme, registration, your contribution, formal invitation please contact Prof. Dr. Anatoli Rakhkochkine or Maximilian Höldl:

Call for papers


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