100 Years of Research, Innovation and Discourse in Education, Teacher Education and Music Education
December 10-11, 2012, Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel

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Levinsky College of Education announces of holding an International Education Conference on Teacher Education and Musical Education to be held on December 10-12, 2012 at Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel-Aviv, on the occasion of the College's centennial.

The conference will host overseas visiting lecturers and Israeli leading researchers and theoreticians, including:

  • Prof. Donaldo Macedo, senior lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, theoretician, expert on languages and education whose theory on critical pedagogy during the last two decades has greatly affected the formation of education in the U.S.

  • Prof. Arthur Levine, former President of the Teachers College at the Columbia University and senior professor at Harvard University, U.S., currently heading the prestigious American Woodrow Wilson Foundation which supports education and teachers' training at schools and higher education out of deep awareness of cultural versatility and American current educational needs.

  • Prof. Heidi Westerlund, Finland, an expert on the philosophy of musical education.

  • Prof. Maria Brisk, U.S., an international expert on bilingual education and literacy and head of the Program for Teacher Education in Boston College.

  • Prof. Frances Rust, Teaching, Learning and Leadership Dept., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

  • Prof. Liora Bresler, U.S., an expert on education and music and researcher in interdisciplinary areas such as the meeting point between the various arts and art education.

  • Prof. Christopher Clark, Division of Leadership and Innovation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

The conference includes symposiums and panels of researchers and practitioners from Israel and abroad. The emphasis is on various aspects of novelty and research in education and teacher education in various areas, such as technology, mathematics, language, sciences, and the future education system.

The conference will host a Start-up competition for promoting start-ups. The competition, the first of its kind in Israel, is designed for entrepreneurs from Israel and abroad who wish to present innovative technological developments before education proponents, investors and venture capital funds. The winners will be granted monetary prizes and academic research support. A visiting lecturer in this panel is high tech entrepreneur Yanki Margalit, founder of Aladdin Knowledge Systems and several social projects. .

We will be pleased to see you at the conference.