Call for Participation in the 2nd SCoTENS Doctoral Studies Roundtable


The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) invites proposals for participation and working papers at the 2ndSCoTENS Doctoral Studies Roundtable.  The Roundtable will provide a mix of short presentations by participants on their work in progress and from speakers who are leaders in the field of Teacher Education and related research in Ireland and beyond.  It will be held in conjunction with the 15th Annual SCoTENS Conference, which takes place on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October 2017 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk. The conference theme this year is Educational Innovation: the challenge of evidence-informed change. The doctoral roundtable will take place on the Saturday morning.

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, conference entry, and meals will be provided for invited participants.

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 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. This will include invitations to the Conference keynote sessions by Professor Viv Ellis, King’s College, London, and by Prof Colleen McLaughlin, University of Cambridge, both leading lights in their respective research fields.

Proposals for presentations are due Friday, 22 September.  Invitations to participate will be sent out on September 25th / 26th along with joining instructions for the roundtable & conference. Please use the short form provided to structure your application.

Conor Galvin, Noel Purdy, Linda Clarke and Maria Campbell
SCoTENS Doctoral Roundtable Co-convenors   for further information