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6th International Forum on Teacher Education (Virtual IFTE 2020)

Russia's largest international meeting on teacher training moves online

Kazan Federal University


  • Presentation, discussion and promotion of relevant educational research on teacher education in the era of transformations, choices and challenges;
  • Practical experience dissemination and discussion of the issues of promising forms of scientific and methodological support for innovative teacher education, new developments and achievements in the field of educational technologies;
  • Building academic and pedagogical partnerships among Russian and overseas educators.

The forum includes the following academic activities:

  • Digitalization of modern teacher education: strategies and risks
  • Continuing professional development and additional training of teachers to bridge the digital divide
  • Transformation of teachers' professional competences in the digital age of education
  • Digital technology in teacher education
  • Gamification and virtual reality in the educational process
  • Psychological and pedagogical support of students in the digital educational environment
  • Psychology of digital education
  • Teacher training in the context of equality and social justice
  • Advanced educational technologies, methods, innovations, and best practices in teacher education
  • Inclusive education and its implementation: Russian and international practices
  • Equal educational opportunities outside of school: the role of stakeholders in the context of social justice, equality, and cultural congruence
  • Multicultural teacher education for work with migrant childrenand their families
  • Effective models, approaches and methods in teacher education within the context of social justice, equality, and cultural congruence
  • Strategies, theory and practice of modern bilingual and language teacher education: Russian and international experience
  • Models of bilingual education, didactic aspects, theoretical constructs and flexible bilingual practices
  • Digital architectonics of bilingual and language teacher education
  • Bilingual and language teacher education as a tool for professional development of teacher educators
  • Cultural and professional identity of a teacher in the conditions of modern bilingual school
  • Collaboration and need for a dialogue between bilingual families and teachers
  • Professional formation and self-development of a teacher-linguist in the conditions of educational standards introduction

The forum includes the following academic activities

IFTE-2020 is to take place in virtual format from May 27, 2020 to June 9, 2020.

VirtualIFTE-2020 is an opportunity to present, discuss and promote research results of leading Russian and foreign scientists in the field of teacher education in a virtual format.

Languages at the Forum - Russian and English

IFTE-2019 attracted more than 600 leading scholars in the field of teacher education (132 Russian and 74 overseas universities and educational organizations were represented by the forum participants). IFTE-2019 gathered leading scholars in the field of teacher education from all over the world (the UK, the US, Germany, Ireland, Slovenia, Canada, China and many others).

Proceedings of the II, III and IV Forums were published as European Proceedings of Social and Behavioral Sciences and indexed in Web of Science. Proceedings of the V Forum (IFTE-2019) were published in the special issue of the journal Education and Self-Development (indexed in Scopus), ARPHA Proceedings and European Proceedings of Social and Behavioral Sciences ((in the process of verification in Scopus and Web of Science).

VirtualIFTE-2020 formats*:

virtualIFTE-2020 platform: Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and application integration.


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