Conference 2: Adapting or changing: the impact of Covid-19 on teacher education

Conference 2: Adapting or changing: the impact of Covid-19 on teacher education

The conference sub-themes:

  • Current trends in assessing the quality of teacher education during the pandemic.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic as a factor of teacher education transformation: prospects for digitalization and distance learning.
  • Interdisciplinary studies of teacher education in the post-COVID era.
  • Methodological, organizational, legal and technological means of supporting teacher education in face-to-face learning and distance learning.
  • International and regional experiences of teacher education transformation during COVID-19.
  • Science-education-business collaboration for sustainable and effective teaching activities.
  • Pedagogization of consciousness of main actors in the educational process during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Mentoring in the digital era: Advantages and possible limitations of distance learning.
  • Development, evaluation and use of digital resources in teacher education.
  • Educational anthropology in the teacher education system during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The IFTE Forum is one of the largest scientific platforms in the world that focuses on the issues of teacher education. The IFTE organizers believe that the Forum provides an opportunity to display the innovations of Kazan Federal University, the only higher education establishment in Russia, among CIS and Western European countries that is ranked 90th in the world and 1st in Russia among the world’s leading universities in the subject area ‘Education’ (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021).


IFTE-2022 provides an opportunity to present, discuss and advance the research results of leading Russian and foreign scholars in the area of teacher education both online and in person.


Languages of the Forum: Russian and English


IFTE-2022 will be held both online and in-person on May 25-27, 2022


For the first time, IFTE-2021 was held in a mixed format and united more than 1500 scientists from 213 Russian and foreign universities and scientific organizations at KFU. Over 500 participants visited Kazan and almost a thousand participated in the conference remotely. Leading national and international experts in teacher education from the universities of the USA, Great Britain, Spain, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Norway, Peru, and other countries participated in the forum.


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).


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, 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-2022 applications will be accepted at starting on December 1, 2021.


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 ( 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 1,500 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, 2022 – Registry and the abstract submission deadline

April 1, 2022 – Authors are notified of the outcome of submissions

April 10, 2022 – Registration fee payment deadline

April 20, 2022 – Deadline for the article submission at the account

May 10, 2022 – Program release date


Please check the conference website for more information or contact us by e-mail: for queries.