Minister of Education and Research of Estonia Liina Kersna will participate in the 12th International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP), organised by the OECD, Education International and the Spanish Ministry of Education, in Valencia, Spain, from 11-13 May. The development of the teaching profession will be discussed and participating countries will present their plans for the future.
Together with Minister of Education and Research Liina Kersna, the Estonian education delegation in Valencia will be represented by Ants Koel; Chairman of the UNIVERSITAS, Association of Trade Unions of Estonian Higher Education, Research and Development Institutions; Reemo Voltri, Chairman of the Estonian Education Workers' Union, and Urmo Uiboleht, Chairman of the Estonian Association of School Leaders.
This year’s ISTP focus is „Moving forward after the pandemic: governments and teachers’ unions: working together to leave no-one behind".
Minister Liina Kersna will take part in discussions on the role of digital technology in teaching and the potential of education to create inclusive communities.
During her visit, Minister Kersna will be introduced to the Spanish education system as she will visit local schools.
The International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) is taking place for the 12th time. The Summit invites the world's top and potential top countries in education, based on international surveys to discuss the development, issues and future prospects of teaching profession. In 2019, the Summit was held in Finland, and in 2020 and last year, due to a pandemic, it was held virtually.