Creating the Conditions to Achieve Quality Teaching for Excellent Learning Outcomes
2016 International Summit on the Teaching Profession
The 2016 International Summit on the Teaching Profession took place in Berlin, Germany, with the theme Teachers’ Professional Learning and Growth: Creating the Conditions to Achieve Quality Teaching for Excellent Learning Outcomes. It focused on three interrelated topics:
- What knowledge, skills, and character dispositions do successful teachers require?
- What policies help teachers acquire the competencies they need to be effective?
- How can governments implement these policies effectively?
The 2016 International Summit on the Teaching Profession was hosted and organized by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Education International (EI). The partnership organizations were also assisted by an international planning committee and by the two German teachers’ unions, Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE); and the Summit was generously supported by a number of German foundations. Anthony Mackay (CEO, Centre for Strategic Education) and Gavin Dykes (Program Director, Education World Forum) moderated the Summit.