In September 2007, the group of research and teaching innovation "Teacher Training and Educational Innovation” (FODIP) and the Institute of Education Sciences (ICE) of University of Barcelona, organized the First International Conference on New Trends in Continuous Training for Teachers.
Overall, the congress intended to review the guidelines which are being developed worldwide in the field of continuous training for teachers and reflect on its implementation and implications for the future learning society.
In September 2009 the II International Congress "New Trends in Continuous Training for Teachers" was held, organized from Mexico by the Coahuila State Government, through the Ministry of Education and Culture and State Institute of Training and Upgrading Teaching (IECAM) in collaboration with the University of Barcelona.
On 5 th , 6 th and 7 th September 2011 the Third International Congress "New Trends in Continuous Training for Teachers” will take place, organized by the Institute of Education Sciences (ICE) of University of Barcelona and the Research Group and Teaching Innovation "Teacher Training and Educational Innovation (FODIP), the University of Barcelona with the collaboration of the Coahuila State Government, through the Ministry of Education and Culture and the State Institute of Teaching Development and Educational Research (IDDIE).
The general theme of the third conference is: Policy and Models of continuous training.
The congress which has an international dimension, is characterized by the overcoming of the dichotomy between theory and practice, accepting and significantly intertwining models, guidelines and theoretical contributions which are currently governing the continuous training for teachers, its planning and management; as well as taking a concrete look at practical experiences that are taking place in this area. The III Congress wants to provide answers to some of the concerns of continuous training for teachers in the XXI century:
Where are the policies and models of continuous training in the XXI century headed?
Which are the new trends in management and planning for a better continuous training?
How do new conceptual approaches to education revert to the management and practices of continuous training for teachers?
How do new social, educational and political changes influence continuous training?
What does the institutionalization of continuous training for teachers mean in reality?