14th INTERNATIONAL JTEFS/BBCC CONFERENCE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, CULTURE, EDUCATION. Innovations and Challenges of Teacher Education for Sustainable Development MAY, 12 – 14 2016 KONYA, TURKEY

           

We are proud to announce the 14th international conference "Sustainable Development. Culture. Education" of JTEFS/BBCC, INTEI International Network of Teacher Education Institutions and UNESCO Chair on Reorientation of Teacher Education towards Sustainability.

In 2016, the organization of the 14th Conference will be the responsibility and privilege of Necmettin Erbakan University Ahmet Keleşoğlu Faculty of Education of Konya Turkey in cooperation with Konya Governership,Daugavpils University, UNESCO chair on Reorientation of Teacher Education towards Sustainability and Institute of Sustainable Education.

We invite all those who feel ready to contribute to BBCC network’s international scholarly efforts targeted at exploring current educational practices and their orientation to sustainability to attend the 14th JTEFS/BBCC conference Sustainable Development, Culture, Education: Innovations and Challenges of Teacher Education for Sustainable Development.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit the conference website: http://symposium.konya.edu.tr/itefsd2016

Contact us : email: tefsd@gmail.com

Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to the “14 th International JTEFS/BBCC Conference Sustainable Development, Culture, Education: Innovations and Challenges of Teacher Education for Sustainable Development” under the auspice of UNESCOwhich will take place on May 12th – 14th, 2016 in Konya, TURKEY.

In 2016, the organization of the 14th Conference will be the responsibility and privilege of Necmettin Erbakan University Ahmet Keleşoğlu Faculty of Education of Konya Turkey in cooperation with Konya Governership, Daugavpils University, UNESCO chair on Reorientation of Teacher Education towards Sustainability and Institute of Sustainable Education.

This conference aims to bring together the educational scientists, administers, councilors, education experts, teachers, graduate students and civil society organizations and representatives from different countries all over the world to share and to discuss theoretical and practical knowledge about sustainable teacher education in the scientific environment.

Selected papers evaluated by the Scientific Committee will also be published by

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) http:// www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/ijshe

Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability (JTEFS) http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jtes

International Journal of Human Science (IJHS) http://www.j-humansciences.com/.

The Journal of Research and Reflections in Education (JRRE) http://ue.edu.pk/jrre

Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education (DCSE)

http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/dcse

Turkish Journal of Education (TUJTED) http://tujted.com

The Journal of Teacher Education and Educators (JTEE) http://jtee.org .

You also have chance to discuss about your works which you want to publish with the editors of the most respectable journals of the world, and get warm connection with them.

We would like to invite you to share your expertise, your experience, and your new research results about our Conference Sustainable Development, Culture, and Education: Innovations and Challenges of Teacher Education for Sustainable Development with the colleagues. It looks very challenging!

Let’s meet the magical, historical capital and mystical city, and the center of education and science Konya! TURKEY.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit the conference website: http://symposium.konya.edu.tr/itefsd2016

For the conference flyer please have a look at the link.

Best regards

Conference Topics

This conference aims to bring together the educational scientists, administers, councilors, education experts, teachers, graduate students and civil society organization and representatives to share and to discuss theoretical and practical knowledge in the scientific environment.

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to; the following major topics as they relate to the Teacher Education for Sustainable Development:

Preliminary Sections of the Conference

We suggest the following sections for the 14th international JTEFS/BBCC conference in Konya, TURKEY in 2016.

* Teacher Training for Sustainable Education

* Sustainable early childhood education and preschool education

* Sustainable Primary School Education

* Sustainable Secondary School Education

* Sustainable Vocational Education

* Sustainable College and Higher Education

* Sustainable Science/ Social Sciences Teaching

* Sustainable Language Learning and Teaching

* Sustainability in Children Education and Development

* Sustainability in Special Education

* Multi-cultural Education for Sustainability

* Environmental Education for Sustainability

* Towards systemic and integrative research methodology in ESD studies

* Pedagogy of sustainable future: museums, forests and culture

* Environments as platforms for 21st century learning

* Sustainable education issues in science education

* Sustainable ICT in education

* Adult education for sustainable development

* Tourism research - connections on well-being, education and sustainability

* Teacher education for inclusion

* Social pedagogy as a dimension of sustainable life

* Sustainability in community practices

* Curriculum and Instruction for Sustainable Education

* Learning and Teaching for Sustainable Education

* Sustainability in Democracy and Human Rights Education

* Innovation and Changing in Education for Sustainability

* New Learning Environments for Sustainability

Mode of participation :

Following modes of participation are suggested for the Conference participants:

Presentations at the plenary session are given by Keynote speakers , who will be invited by the Scientific Committee of the Conference and who are recognized specialists in the area.
Paper presentations will be allocated 20 minutes and grouped into paper sessions. Dissemination of handouts will be highly appreciated. Each paper session will have a chair person.
Workshops can provide training in the area of research, methods, interventional programmes, etc. The length of the workshops will range between 90 and 120 minutes depending upon their scale and scope.

Posters are presentations of scientific work in a graphical form. Maximum size will be 80 cm width by 175 cm height. At the time of poster presentation, at least one of the authors must be present.

Organizers will provide all necessary equipment for your presentations, such as a video projector, laptop, microphones, markers… Presenters might decide on their own to distribute handouts or copies of their paper to the audience.

Due to time constrains presenters will not be permitted to exceed allotted time for their presentation and for the question and answer session.

Please bring your presentation on thumb drive and arrange with the Chair Person and the technician to make it ready before beginning of your presentation in order not to delay the timeframe of the conference

*The language of the conference will be English and Turkish.

DEADLINES

Submission Of Abstracts *

January 25, 2016

Conference Early Registration Fee Payment

to February 15, 2016

Conference Late Registration Fee Payment

to April 10, 2016

Full text Submission

May 01, 2016

Conference Date

May 12- 14, 2016

* Authors will be notified about their submission results in a week time. Abstract submission will be evaluated based on the abstract/proposal.

Publication of the Papers

All proposals will be subjected to peer-reviews.

The accepted papers evaluated by the Scientific Committee will be published in e-proceedings so that it can be available and accessible for the vast number of the readers.

Selected papers from the conference will also be considered for publication in the supporting journals

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) http:// www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/ijshe

International of Journal of Human Science (IJHS) http://www.j-humansciences.com

Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability (JTEFS) http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jtes

The Journal of Research and Reflections in Education (JRRE) http://ue.edu.pk/jrre

Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education (DCSE) http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/dcse

Turkish Journal of Education (TUJTED) http://tujted.com

The Journal of Teacher Education and Educators (JTEE) http://jtee.org editions.

The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all paper abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference.

The authors of abstracts that describe a relevant paper will receive a notification of abstract in a four day time.

All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by reviewers of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, research method, content, the standard of Language is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced. The author(s) are invited to submit a full paper of a maximum of 8 pages. The authors who want to present their study in Turkish are required to add extended abstract with 500 words.in English.

Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author register and present (physically) the paper at the Conference.

The authors will have the full responsibility of accuracy and authenticity of their papers since they will be published as they are received without further proofreading and/or editing. We take plagiarism issue very seriously. All submitted papers will be checked for plagiarism. Papers including plagiarized material / information will be rejected.

Papers submitted in English will be presented in English and those submitted in Turkish with extended abstract will be presented in Turkish.

Scientific Committe

Prof. Dr. Ulla Härkönen (Easten Finland University, Finland)

Prof. Dr. Kensuke Chikamori (Naruto University of Education, Japan)

Prof. Dr. Marika Veisson (Tallinn University, Estonia)

Prof. Dr. Charles Hopkins (York University, Canada)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Brunold (University of Augsburg, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Gyula Lakatos (University of Debrecen, Hungary)

Dr. Eugeniušz Švitala (State School of Higher Education, Poland)

Prof. Dr. Rima Bakutite (Siauliai University, Lithuania)

Prof. Dr. Jesus Garcia Laborda, (University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain)

Prof. Dr. Lidija Ušeckiene (Siauliai University, Lithuania)

Dr. Detlev Lindau-Bank (University of Vechta, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Uzunboylu (Neareast University, TRNC)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Fischer (Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Inese Kokina (Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Prof. Dr. Munirah Ghazali, (University of Science, Malaysia)

Prof. Dr. Viktor I. Karamushka (National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academia, Ukraine)

Prof. Dr. Ilga Salīte ( Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Prof. Dr. Rosalyn McKeown (University of Tennessee, USA)

Prof. Dr. Siebren Miedema (Vrije Universteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Prof. Dr. Anita Pipere (Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Prof. Dr. Annick De Houwer (University of Erfurt, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Tomasz Zygmunt (State School of Higher Education, Poland)

Dr. Charlotte Henderson (University of Portsmouth, U.K.)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ilona Mičule (Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Prof. Dr. Munawar S. Mirza (University of Punjab, Pakistan)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdülkadir Kabadayı (Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey)

Dr. Mary Akinyi Otieno (Kenyatta University, Kenya)

Prof. Dr. Dzintra Iliško ( Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Prof. Dr. Theo Wubbels (Utrecht University, Netherlands)

Dr. Ali Shariff (National University, Maldives)

Prof. Dr. Irina Starovoitova (Association of "Education for Sustainable Development", Belarus)

Dr. Astrīda Skrinda (Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Prof. Dr. Abbas Bazargan (University of Tehran, Iran)

About Konya

Konya, which has been playing a centrel role being a cradle for many civilizations throughout the history, is one of the unique centers that combine its historical heritage and cultural accumulation with present time. The city of Konya is considered the first place of the permanent settlements which became a center for many societies, nations and civilizations from Çatalhüyük to Hitits; from Frigs to Kimmers; from Lidyas to Pers; from Greeks to Great Iskender; from Romans to Selçuks, Ottomans and the period of the Republic of Turkey. It is an ocean that each of the scholars individually like Mawlana Jalaleddins,Shams Tabrizis, Konevis and Nasreddin Hodjas and many others is considered as a river unifies within. Konya is a full of peace city that embeds tolerance seeds wavy into the hearts of the people. It is for centuries like a capital of illustrious where every year thousands of people run into there to melt their spririts within divine harmony, where the spirits became in peace. And now it is one of the cities of the Europe and Turkey that is on the way of European Union. Here, Konya is a city where the history, civilization and culture have been meeting within

See more detailed information about Konya in the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konya

Cappadocia Tour

Cappadocia tour is optional for the participants of the conference.

For detail information please have a look at Cappadocia Tour brochure.

Accomodation

RIXOS KONYA *****

Rixos Konya is a shining star in the city of Mevlana

Rixos is another world in Konya... Rixos Konya offers comfort and convenience also due to its proximity to the airport, city centre and bus terminal. Original menus at the restaurants, high quality bars are the obvious results of a perfect service concept. Rixos Konya has 278 rooms and suites including 7 Superior Rooms, 2 Presidential Suites, 1 Family Suite and 49 Corner Rooms. Offering convenience in spacious living spaces and luxury in comfort, Rixos Konya will respond to all your needs and wants with sports areas, restaurants, bars, SPA and conference halls.

Konya discovers unique entertainment at Rixos Konya... Many distinctive and elegant restaurants, bars for your chit-chats, unlimited entertainment at Club Inferno will improve your evenings. You will love the special parties and DJ performances, and will always remember the banquet and wedding ceremonies at Rixos Konya.

You will love the comfort in luxurious rooms

278 rooms and suites

An excellent view

Spacious and well-lit rooms and suites

Entertainment

Bars

Restaurants

Sports centre

For more info about Rixos Konya : http://konya.rixos.com

Transportation

From İstanbul to Konya (http://www.turkishairlines.com/tr)

05:55 İstanbul (IST)*

07:10 Konya (KYA)

06:00 İstanbul (SAW)*

07:05 Konya (KYA)

12:35 İstanbul (IST)

14:00 Konya (KYA)

17:45 İstanbul (IST)

19:05 Konya (KYA)

19:15 İstanbul (SAW)

20:30 Konya (KYA)

22:50 İstanbul (IST)

00:15 Konya (KYA)

From Konya to İstanbul

06:15 Konya (KYA)

07:40 İstanbul (IST)

07:35 Konya (KYA)

08:45 İstanbul (SAW)

08:05 Konya (KYA)

09:35 İstanbul (IST)

14:55 Konya (KYA)

16:25 İstanbul (IST)

20:00 Konya (KYA)

21:30 İstanbul (IST)

21:00 Konya (KYA)

22:10 İstanbul (SAW)

*İST: Atatürk Airport (European side of İstanbul)

*SAW : Sabiha Gökçen Airport (Anatolian Side of İstanbul

Pegasus Airlines (From Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) Anatolian Side of İstanbul)

flypgs (http://www.flypgs.com)

 

From İstanbul From Konya

08:00 - 09:20 07:55 – 09: 25

18:35 – 19:20 11:40 – 12:50

21:00 – 22:20 20:15 – 21:25

22:50 – 23:55

YOU CAN ALSO USE ANKARA ESENBOGA AIRPORT. YOU CAN TAKE HIGH SPEED TRAIN FROM ANKARA TO KONYAEVERY 2 hrs AND IT TAKES 1.35 hrs. (12 €) ( https://yolcu.tcdd.gov.tr/view/eybis/tnmGenel/tcddWebContent.jsf)

YOU CAN TAKE A BUS FROM ANKARA TO KONYA EVERY HOUR AT ANKARA BUS TERMINAL (AŞTİ) AND IT TAKES 3.30 hrs. (10 €)

BY HIGH SPEED TRAIN (https://yolcu.tcdd.gov.tr/view/eybis/tnmGenel/tcddWebContent.jsf)

From İstanbul From Konya

07:30 – 12:06 07:05 – 11:43

18:00 – 20:35 17:25 – 22:00

(28.00 €) (28.00 €)

It is possible to travel from İSTANBUL to KONYA by Bus with various options. It takes nearly 10 Hours. It costs nearly 25.00

AFTER YOU HAVE LANDED KONYA AIRPORT, YOU CAN TAKE A TAXI TO RIXOS HOTEL AT 10 . IT TAKES 30 MINUTES