The LAB-TEd conference, 15th and 16th of June 2023 in Tromsø, Norway 
Tripartite collaboration as an arena for professional development in teacher education 
Campus Tromsø: House 1. Room 1836 (Aud 2),  


Preliminary program 


Thursday 15th 


0900 – 0945

Registration and coffee/tea  

0945 - 1030 

Conference opening: 

  • Teacher educators in practice and university, student teacher
  • Cultural program 
  • Head of Department of education NTNU and UiT: Ingfrid Thowsen and Siw Skrøwset 
  • About the conference 
1030 - 1125 Paper presentations and discussions 
1130 – 1230

Keynote 1. Professor Marilyn Cochran Smith (digital)

  • A Tale of Two Teachers: Partnerships, Practice, Principles, and Practitioner Inquiry. 

  • Questions from the audience  

1230 - 1330  Lunch break
1330 – 1450

Experiences of tripartite collaboration – challenges and possibilities
Introduction and panel discussion  

  • UiT, with teacher educator in school, teacher educator at university, student teacher
  • NTNU, with headmaster, teacher educator at university, student teachers 

Chair: Professor and dean Viv Ellis 

 1500 – 1630  Paper presentations and discussions
 1630 – 1700

Summing up the day
Professor May Britt Postholm and Professor Rachel Jakhelln together with two teacher educators from school

 2000   Conference dinner at Linken Research Park – maxitaxi or bus from the city 


Friday 16th 


0900 – 0920 Good morning. Cultural program  
0920 – 1010 Keynote 2. Professor Annalisa Sannino and Professor Yrjö Engeström
Development in Change Laboratory research: Implications for teacher education
1030 – 1130 Paper presentations and discussion 
1130 – 1230 Lunch 
1230 – 1350

Presentations of 6 masters’ theses from NTNU and UiT, the student teachers reflect about how tripartite collaboration has contributed to their work (presentations, questions, and discussions). Two parallel sessions (in English and Norwegian) 

Chairs: Professor May Britt Postholm and Professor Rachel Jakhelln 

1400 - 1430

The meaning of CHAT in teacher education. 
Introduction and summary: Professor Janne Madsen, University of South-Eastern Norway 

1430 – 1445 Wrapping up. Professor Viv Ellis, Professor May Britt Postholm and Professor Rachel Jakhelln