About the forum

Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation

Kazan Federal University

Russian Academy of Education

Federal Educational and Methodological Association in the field of higher education on enlarged group of specialties and areas of training 44.00.00 “Education and Pedagogical Sciences”

All-Russian Forum “Educators of Russia”



IX International Forum on Teacher Education

Quality of Teacher Education Under Modern Challenges

May 24-26, 2023


Forum’s objectives: 

  • to enhance the academic partnerships among scholars, practitioners, and policymakers in the field of education;
  • to contribute to research and innovation in teacher education and to exchange experience for the improvement of the educational process at the Russian and international levels;
  • to support cross-institutional cooperation in the field of teacher education quality.

International conferences of IFTE-2023:

  1. Education in modern socio-cultural conditions: traditions, new challenges, responsibility.
  2. Teacher training as a factor in the effectiveness and efficiency of teacher education.
  3. Historical and pedagogical heritage and teacher training: national values, modern understanding, and best practices.

The main themes of the Forum:

Conference 1

  • The content of modern education within the framework of the Strategy of Spatial Development of the Russian Federation until 2025.
  • The personality of the child as a purpose, object, subject, and result of social education.
  • Educational environment as a factor in identity formation and development.
  • The system of upbringing and education: domestic and foreign experience.
  • The role of the family in the upbringing of a harmonious personality.
  • Socio-cultural infrastructure for the positive socialisation of children and young people.
  • Psychology of the development of educational environment subjects: theories and practices of psychological well-being support.
  • Modern humanitarian approaches in the field of personality education.
  • Development of the socio-cultural experience of schoolchildren within volunteer and non-profit organisations worldwide.
  • The teacher as a subject of personality education.
  • The social construction of the conditions conducive to the development of personality.

Conference 2

  • Practice-oriented approach in teacher education: Russian and international practices.
  • The potential of modern methodologies for teaching subjects: the experience of Russia and abroad.
  • Active technologies in the methodological work of a young teacher as a means of developing professional competence.
  • Efficiency and quality of future teacher training: modern methods and mechanisms.
  • Mentoring as a pedagogical and social phenomenon: the genesis of its development in Russia and abroad.
  • Comprehensive consulting technologies in the development of methodological competencies of future teachers.
  • Interactive practices to increase motivation for the teaching profession: educational constructors.
  • Developing professional skills and competencies of the future primary school teacher: effective methods and practices.
  • A methodological system for project-based technology in teacher education: from model design to practical implementation.
  • Developing the methodological capital of a future teacher: academic mentoring and successful educational practices.
  • Methodological aspects of teacher training: a synergetic approach.
  • Improving the educational process in higher education: Modern methodological tools.

Conference 3

  • Spiritual values and traditions in the modern paradigm of school education.
  • Professional training of prospective teachers in a national and culturally sensitive context.
  • The historical and pedagogical component of teacher education.
  • Exploring pedagogical heritage in the context of contemporary problems in educational theory and practice.
  • Historical background of the modern teacher training system: concepts, models and technologies.
  • The teaching profession in a historical and pedagogical context.
  • Methodological approaches in historical and educational research.
  • The role of teachers and educators of the past in understanding modern education.
  • Teacher training models in different eras, countries, and regions.
  • Modern problems of teacher training in the context of historical and pedagogical knowledge.

IFTE-2023 will be held in person on May 24-26, 2023 in Kazan, at the site of Kazan Federal University. A number of major meetings of the Forum will be held in a hybrid format (MTeams, Zoom).

Languages of the Forum: Russian and English

The IFTE Forum is one of the largest scientific platforms in the world that focuses on the issues of teacher education, organised at Kazan Federal University, which is the Russian leading university in the subject area ‘Education’ (position 151-175) according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Over 1,500 scientists from 29 countries representing 214 higher educational institutions and scientific organisations became participants in IFTE-2022, organised jointly with the Russian Academy of Education. A novelty was the cooperation with the Association “Educators of Russia Forum” which made it possible to involve more than 10 thousand educators from most regions of the Russian Federation in the discussion of urgent problems of education. Thus, the Forum became one of the largest events in the field of teacher education, not only in our country but also in the world. The work of IFTE-2022 was organised in offline, online, and blended formats. Over 800 scientists took part in various sessions in person. Over the three days of the Forum, 1,077 entries were made to the various Forum sites from Russia, China, Ireland, India, Brazil, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and other countries.

Forum proceedings

Forum proceedings were published in journals indexed in Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and RSCI databases. Outstanding research pieces are published in special issues of the journal “Education and Self-Development” (indexed in the Scopus database since 2018) and in foreign scientific journals (indexed in the Scopus and WoS databases).

Authors can contribute articles in Russian for the RSCI forum proceedings. All articles are peer-reviewed (text originality of at least 80%).

Abstract requirements 

  • A 500-word abstract, excluding references. The maximum number of authors is 4 co-authors.
  • The abstract should include the following information: research questions, research aim, methodology, results, conclusion and recommendations, 5-7 keywords, and references.
  • Reviewing criteria: clarity of the focus of the research, originality of the research, rigor of the research, significance of the research for educational practice, policy, or theory.
  • IFTE-2023 applications will be accepted at https://lomonosov-msu.ru/eng/event/7826/ starting on December 1, 2022.

Please note, this year, the Forum provides opportunities for efficient collaboration of researchers and practitioners, supports initiatives of joint research projects in the field of teacher education. The International Community of Educational Researchers (https://te.kpfu.ru/) platform will be open to all IFTE participants.

Registration fee

The registration fee for participation in the Forum is payable after the acceptance letter is received. The registration fee is 3,000 rubles for Russian and foreign participants.

The registration fee covers:

  • participation in Forum sessions
  • handouts
  • participation certificate
  • social program
  • coffee breaks
  • Forum Proceedings (indexed in the RSCI database), accepted by the editorial board after peer review.

Upon the Forum outcomes, the best articles will be selected for publication in the international ARPHA Proceedings (indexed in the Web of Science database). Fees for the article are payable upon the approval of the editorial board.

Important Dates:

March 1, 2023 – Registry and the abstract submission deadline

April 1, 2023 – Authors are notified of the outcome of submissions

April 10, 2023 – Registration fee payment deadline

April 20, 2023 – Deadline for the article submission at the account

May 10, 2023 – Program release date

Please check the conference website for more information or contact us by e-mail: ipe-dfa@yandex.ru for queries.

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What's happening?
Latest news
16 April 2023
IFTE preparations – flight stable!

At the Institute of Psychology and Education preparations for the Ninth International Forum on Teacher Education IFTE-2023 are well underway. The number of registrations has exceeded 10,000!

Undoubtedly, this is a very serious indicator, but we should not forget that the Forum itself is an important event in the entire educational community of the world! This year's participants came not only from Russia, but also from other countries: both near and far abroad; because the main themes to be raised at the Forum cannot leave the scientific community in the field of psycho-pedagogical education aside. As for themes, this year they will be:

It is also worth noting that the Forum has its own telegram channel, where news about the future conference as well as useful links and important information are posted periodically. Anyone can become a subscriber to the channel by following this link* . At the moment, it has over 8,000 subscribers.

As a reminder, IFTE is an international forum on teacher education, organised at Kazan Federal University at the Institute of Psychology and Education.

This year, IFTE-2023 will be held at Kazan Federal University from 24 to 26 May. In addition to KFU, the conference will be held at the venues of partner participants. So in Nukus State Pedagogical Institute Forum IFTE-2023: Uzbekistan will be held from 29 to 30 May, in Karaganda University named after E. A. Buketov a number of "mirror" sessions of the Forum IFTE-2023: Kazakhstan are planned for May 24.

To sum up, we would like to say that IFTE is not just a forum, it is a full-fledged live platform where theorists and practitioners of psychological and pedagogical education can discuss current problems and trends in pedagogy not only in Russia, but also in the world.