7 בדצמבר 2021
Research and teaching are the two traditional roles of faculty in higher education in general and in teacher education (TE) in particular. The focus of the Conference is on an additional role, also known as the "third mission". This mission refers to the communal context of the academic institution (social, cultural, environmental) and to its actions in this setting, meaning its responsibility for the well-being of the community.
This entails commitment to the ecosystem – real and metaphorical – in which it is embedded, including the individuals, societies, cultures and environments that surround it and which it serves.