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1st conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” 11-14 May 2003 Daugavpils University Latvia


The first international conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” of the Journal of Teacher Education and Training (since 2007 – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability or JTEFS) was held on May 11-14, 2003 in Daugavpils University (Latvia). During the conference, participants defined such concepts as sustainable development, education and culture, examined the potential for using an inter-disciplinary and systemic approach for implementation of ESD and discussed the need for reorientation of teacher education towards sustainability.

 

The first international conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” of the Journal of Teacher Education and Training (since 2007 – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability or JTEFS) was held on May 11-14, 2003 in Daugavpils University (Latvia). During the conference, participants defined such concepts as sustainable development, education and culture, examined the potential for using an inter-disciplinary and systemic approach for implementation of ESD and discussed the need for reorientation of teacher education towards sustainability.

The 1st international JTET conference in 2003 was closely intertwined with the establishment of the European Network of the UNESCO/ UNITWIN project. During the conference it was decided that the Daugavpils University would become the centre for the European Network for this project and would search for partners in other European Universities to extend the network and to share the ideas of sustainability in Europe.

The conference introduced the second volume of JTET, clarified new guidelines and policies, and orientation of the next volumes. Time was provided for everyone in attendance to exchange ideas, share research data and introduce new projects relevant to sustainable teacher education.
Target group of the conference was researchers as well as educators, teachers, trainers, experts in teacher education and training.