Conference 2016

conf 2016





The third TA Teachers Conference Thinking as a Key Competence: Implications for Learning, Teaching and Management took place in Riga on 23-24 September 2016. Following the feedback from the previous conferences, a new format was introduced. Much fewer presentations were included into the programme and all the delegates had an opportunity to benefit from participating in each others' presentation.  Altogether the conference theme was addressed by 18 talks and workshops.

See the conference report for more details on the conference.

The fourth TA Teachers Conference will take place in September 2018. You can already pre-register your interest. Details about the conference will be sent to all pre-registered colleagues.


Below you can see some photos taken during the conference:

Photos from the pre-conference tutorials:

Photos from the first day of the conference:
Photos from the second day of the conference:



Friday, 23 September

09:00 - 12:00  Pre-conference tutorials (separate registration required)

Tutorial 1. Is it really autumn now? Or what problems is my school going to face? Dr. Alexander Sokol, TA Group, Latvia.

Tutorial 2.The Let’s Think approach: How to develop your current curriculum challenges into higher order thinking. Stuart Twiss, UK.

11:00 - 12:30  Registration for delegates

12:30 - 13:30  LUNCH

13:30 - 14:25  Welcome & opening plenary

14:35 - 16:00  Workshops

16:00 - 16:30  Coffee break

16:35 - 18:00  Workshops

18:10 - 19:00  Plenary

19:00               Welcome reception (lobby)


Saturday, 24 September

09:00 - 10:30   Thinking competences through subjects

10:30 - 11:00   COFFEE BREAK (Optional discussion: the future of the PASS project)

11:00 - 12:45   Thinking competences beyond subjects

12:45 - 14:00   LUNCH (Optional discussion: potential collaboration in educational projects)

14:00 - 15:45   Teacher professional development in teaching for thinking

15:45 - 16:15   COFFEE BREAK (Optional discussion: joined educational projects on thinking)

16:15 - 17:45   Thinking competences in the language classroom

18:00                Old Riga. Walking tour (free for the delegates)

20:00               Conference dinner (separate registration)


Sunday, 25 September

Excursions (separate registration)


formatted pdf version of the conference programme

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