Chair: Per Kornhall

Independent author and consultant
Speaking at

Elizabet Bellander

Lead teacher in Math and Natural Science, Universitetsholmens gymnasium, Malmö

René Kneyber

Author and Mathematics teacher, Holland

Tine Sophie Prøitz

Job title

Petteri Elo

Trainer, PedaNow

Keven Bartle

Headteacher – Canons High School

Eva Hartell

PhD, Haninge municipality & KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Panel discussion: Do teachers have agency in their classrooms today?

Have international benchmarks like PISA, TIMMS and PIRL deprofessionalised teachers? And what can we do about it?


Per Kornhall

Per Kornhall works with different aspects of school education. He is an author of several school development books with foci on how to develop teaching through professional learning and building strong teaching and school leadership professions. He currently also works as an independent expert for the European Commission and with school leadership training programs for several education providers in Sweden.

Elisabet Bellander

Elisabet Bellander works as a upper secondary mathematics teacher at Universitetsholmens gymnasium in Malmö where she teaches mathematics in vocational programs. Elisabet is a “förstelärare” (Lead Teacher) and runs the project KaMa (Characteristic teaching contents and Mathematics) with Michael Blaesild.

René Kneyber

René Kneyber (1978) is a mathematics teacher and member of the Dutch Education Council. He has written and contributed to several books, among them Flip the System: Changing Education from the Ground up, and Flip the System: Förändra skolan från grunden.

Tine Prøitz

Tine S. Prøitz is professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway where she is a lecturer at the teacher education. Prøitz has recently been involved in a research project on data use in education. In her current research project she investigates Learning outcomes in Policy and Practice (LOaPP). Prøitz is also the executive editor of the Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy.

Petteri Elo

Petteri Elo is a Finnish teacher, trainer and educational enthusiast. He has extensive experience in teaching at comprehensive school level. He runs PedaNow, an international training and consultation company through which he has trained educators and administrators in Finland and internationally. Petteri is passionate about creating innovations in student-centered pedagogy and combining educational theory and practice.

Keven Bartle

Keven has been a Headteacher of a vibrant, multicultural London secondary school for four years. Dissatisfied with the dominant managerialist and bureaucratic discourse around school leadership, he has commenced a doctoral programme that draws from pragmatic philosophy, process sociology and the complexity sciences. In doing so, he hopes to better understand what ‘good enough’ school leadership looks like. He has a strong interest in how trusting relationships in schools can play a key role in making them joyful and rewarding places to work and study.

Eva Hartell

Dr Eva Hartell is an experienced STEM teacher and holds a PhD in the area of classroom assessment. Her doctoral thesis concluded that affordance for teachers’ assessment practices must be increased. She has been very fortunate to work together with teachers, schools, and municipalities conducting practice-based research during her doctoral studies and afterwards as well. She is currently working with research and development in the municipality of Haninge and at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Her interest is to develop instruction in order to bridge teaching and learning in K–12 classrooms.