Chair's Message

Welcome to the 2020 Winter Conference of the Association for Teacher Education  in Europe (ATEE) at Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania. The theme of the conference is relevant for the Science of Education domain and for our society: Teacher Education for Promoting Well-being in School

The theme of this conference related to teacher education is connected to European and national educational policies. A teacher tranforms lives, contributes to children’s growing and becoming successful learners and confident individuals. A teacher’s work leads to literacynumeracyhealth and well-being in the 21st century.  The general framework of this conference is connected to many challenges characterising our current society, given the digital revolution, the economic and social crises, the political instability in many regions of the globe, the growing violence, the issues related to multiculturalism and the migration process. Teachers shape society because they share, care, connect and reflect upon their mission in the emotional development of their pupils. All these processes are decisive  in transforming entire communities and ... the world. The Faculty of Educational Sciences provides pre-service and in-service Teacher training programmes, helping teachers acquire the abilities to take on the responsibilities of being promoters of local, regional and European scientific, social, cultural and spiritual values. One of these value is to bring about innovation in the field of educational sciences in the area of Suceava and to promote wellbeing in education.  

The Winter ATEE Conference proposes a framework for communication and academic experience sharing in order to facilitate the professional development and the interuniversity cooperation within the European educational area. The topics proposed to all the practitioners (teachers of all grades, school counselors, researchers, trainers) from pre-university and university education who want to contribute to enhance the quality and well-being in education. 

This conference unifies the results of research from European countries, providing its participants with the opportunity to initiate new projects within the field of educational sciences.  The conference theme will focus on Teacher Education for Promoting Well-being in School. The sub-themes attached to this main theme are:

Pre-service and In-service Teacher Training. Policies, Practice & Research

Teacher Education in the Context of Migration Process

Equity and Inclusion in Education

Early Childhood Education

Leadership in Education


I am looking forward to meeting you in SUCEAVA. "

Otilia CLIPA
Chair of Winter ATEE conference 2020