Regional Conference on Teaching and Learning Space in Education

Prishtinë: 21.10.2022 - 22.10.2022

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AAB College

The recent Covid-19 pandemics has catapulted teaching and learning space in education to the foreground of educational provision globally. Hundreds of millions of students in all levels of education were made to connect online to attend classes in all levels of education. Teaching and learning space, namely the concept of learning environment, expanded into the virtual realm to gain new understandings and new arrangements for best utilization in the new circumstances. So did change the role of all other factors in the education process: teachers, parents, students, schools, homes, textbooks, teaching and learning resources, education authorities, and so on. The focus of educational practices shifted slightly away from schools, teachers, and school textbooks to include more actively homes, virtual space and resources, and parents. 

It is worth pointing out that online and distance learning and the virtual learning environment cannot be considered novelties – they have been around for decades, even before the advent of electronic media and of internet more recently. However, the paradigm shift in teaching and learning space in education that came as a result of Covid-19, more forcefully pushed to the foreground technological advances in the field of computer technologies and internet. As a result, ever more frequently one is hearing about the new post-Covid normal, aware that there can be no return to the pre-Covid paradigms, understanding and practices, not only in education. 

The mind-boggling changes brought about by technological advances in the form of social media, online networks, platforms, and applications, virtual reality and so on, have also been reflected in the psychological, social, and cultural realms. While they have brought people together across the globe, simultaneously they appear to have isolated us from the people around us. 

Education does not make an exception in this regard: there has been a substantial shift in the quality of interaction in the education sector in all levels. Numerous universities are considering to transitioning permanently online; one of the key qualifications for a teacher nowadays is the ability to carry out instruction online; online platforms in education are taking on important functions of education systems in the fields of monitoring, student assessment, provision of resources and so on. Key developments and changes have taken place also in the school and higher education curricula reflected in the teaching and learning methodologies, textbooks, and teaching and learning resources to name only a few. 

In this broader context, it has become vital to review principles, policies, and approaches in the field of teaching and learning space in education, to build a new understanding of the learning environment, and to find ways for a more organic alignment of the T&L space with the curricula.

Call for papers

The Regional Academic Conference on Teaching and Learning Space in Education, October 21-22, in Prishtina, Kosovo is an opportunity for the presentation of new advances and research results in theory and practice of teaching and learning space in education.

This conference aims to provide an international platform for academicians, researchers, and students to share their research findings in the important area of teaching and learning space at a turning point brought about by technological advances and the Covid-19 pandemics. Apart from submitted abstracts and presentations, all paper submissions will be peer-reviewed for originality, research depth, accuracy and relevance to the conference theme and topics.

Key note speakers

Pablo Campos Calvo-Sotelo, Spain

Vania Carlos, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Justyna Bugaj, University Jagellionsky, Poland  

Theodor Leiber, Evalag, Germany   

James Williams, University Birmingham, UK  

Bardhyl Musai, University of Tirana, Albania

Keynote speaker from North Macedonia (tbc)

Conference call for papers

  • Themes and topics calls for papers 2022

The conference call for papers is seeking submissions related (but not confined) to the following topics:

  • Pre-university education: 

Legal and policy framework in teaching and learning space 

Influence of Covid-19 on understanding of practices in teaching and learning space in education

New alignment of curricula and teaching and learning space as a result of the developments in the fields of technology and communication.

New understanding of teaching and learning space for students with disabilities and special educational needs 

Quality assurance and online learning in pre-university education 

Changing role of parents in online learning in pre-school education 

 

  • Higher education 

Teaching and learning space in higher education 

Legal and policy framework in higher education teaching and learning space 

New alignment of T&L space and curricula in higher education in the context of globalization and Covid-19 pandemics.

Best practices in teaching and learning space in education in the region, in Europe and wider. 

Human development and teaching and learning space in higher education.

Role of the teaching and learning space in quality assurance in higher education   

 

  • Digitalization of education 

Permanency of online learning in pre-university and higher education 

Virtual higher education institutions 

Online learning platforms (institutional and national level)

Online learning and changing roles of education factors: teachers, parents, students, community, authorities, schools, textbooks, etc.

Internationalization of higher education and online learning 

Quality assurance in higher education and online learning 

Online curricula in education or just online delivery of the same curricula.

Accreditation of online learning programmes

Other related topics will also be considered.

 

Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. If abstract is accepted, author agrees to send a power-point presentation, including key elements of the research (theory, methodology, results, conclusions, and references). All submissions should report original and previously unpublished research results. Full text papers (.docx and .doc) are also accepted by the Scientific Committee for publication in AAB College Journal “Thesis”. Full paper manuscripts should meet the full paper format set by the AAB College Scientific Committee and are subject to double review.

– For more information about the conference, you are welcome to contact the organizing committee directly via [email protected]

Important dates

  • Submission of abstracts deadline: 31 May 2022 
  • Submission of presentations deadline: 31 August 2022
  • Early registration deadline: 30 September 2022
  • Late registration deadline: 15 October 2022
  • Conference dates: 21-22 October 2022
  • Paper submission deadline: 15 November 2022

We welcome you and your colleagues to participate in the conference
and submit original research for the conference call for papers.