1st teff Conference

21/03/2024, 11:00 - 22/03/2024, 16:30 | Utrecht University & Academie Tien | teff Event

We cordially invite teff colleagues to participate in our conference on "Continuous Professionalisation in a Time of Constant Change". The conference will take place on March 21 and 22 at our partner school for secondary education Academie Tien in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It will provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of continuous professional development.

People discussing during teff Kick-off event.

The conference is aimed at professionals in education who are dealing with the challenges of constant change in their professions. We would like to discuss how the demands on professionals in education are evolving in a rapidly changing world and how continuous professional development and professionalisation can help to successfully meet these challenges in schools.

We invite you to share your insights and best practices and participate in discussions to jointly develop new ways and solutions for continuous professional development. The conference aims to share knowledge on:

  • the importance of lifelong learning and continuous professional development, 
  • new approaches and methods of professional development of future and in-service teachers, 
  • the role of technology and digitalization in continuing professional development around school(s), 
  • success factors and challenges in the implementation of continuous professionalisation programmes.

During the two days in Utrecht, participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas in exciting lectures, transdisciplinary workshops and rounds of discussion on topics such as digital literacy, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and well-being. This will enable them to take a look at pressing issues from different perspectives, a look beyond their own country and their own education system. Jan van Tartwijk will provide a keynote on Adaptive Expertise.

We would like to thank our teff partner school Academie Tien in advance for organizing the event on its premises – we are very happy to hold the conference at an actual place of practice, actually living teff’s motto “from practice for practice”!


All interested colleagues and students, please register here, preferably before March 1st.

Questions? Please e-mail Anouk Wessels at a.f.wessels[at]uu.nl.


Thursday, March 21, 2024

11.00teff Board meeting & lunch (for teff Board members only)Academie Tien
13.30ReceptionAcademie Tien
14.00Conference Kick-OffLecture Hall, Academie Tien
15.30BreakLecture Hall, Academie Tien
16.00Keynote by Prof. Jan van Tartwijk
“Preparing teachers for a dynamic future by supporting the development of adaptive expertise”
Academie Tien
17.00DrinksAcademie Tien
19.00Dinner (for teff members only)De Rechtbank


Friday, March 22, 2024

09.00ReceptionAcademie Tien
09.30Tour of Academie Tien (by students)Academie Tien
10.00How To Design A Digital Learning Module (DLM)Academie Tien
11.00Workshops: Round I (tba)Academie Tien
12.00Lunch BreakAcademie Tien
13.00Workshops: Round II (tba)Academie Tien
14.00BreakAcademie Tien
14.30teff WP group work (for teff members only)Academie Tien