The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) invites proposals for participation and working papers at the 5th SCoTENS Doctoral Studies Roundtable. The Roundtable will provide a mix of short presentations by participants on their work in progress and will also feature participation by SCoTENS colleagues who are leaders in the field of Teacher Education and related research in Ireland and beyond.
It will be held in conjunction with the 18th Annual SCoTENS Conference, which runs on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 October 2020 in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell. The conference theme this year is The Future of Teaching and Teacher Education: Challenges of Profession, Identity, Agency. The roundtable will take place on the Thursday morning at 11am
This roundtable will bring together doctoral researchers working on topics relating to teachers, teaching, and teacher education in its broadest readings on the island of Ireland. We will explore the changing landscape of teacher formation, the emergence of new voices and perspectives, and the evolving debates around teacher professionalism as a primary concern, both as a focus for our community and a methodology for constructing knowledge. We invite doctoral students interested in these and related issues to apply for a place at the roundtable to discuss their work with like-minded peers and SCoTENS network colleagues. Accommodation and meals will be provided, and participants will also have full access to the main conference.
Accepted contributions will address issues in the general field of teacher education, teaching, teachers’ lives, and teacher professionalism – ideally in light of the concerns of the conference theme. The roundtable will provide a space for doctoral researchers who are university-based and/or from the wider professional arena to meet and discuss their interests, to showcase their work, and to participate in the conference more broadly.
Proposals for working papers and expressions of interest are now being accepted. The proposal needs to be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4.00pm Thursday 27 August 2020. Invitations to participate will be sent out by early September along with joining instructions for the roundtable & conference.