Invitation to Submit Proposal to present at the SCoTENS Conference 19 and 20 October 2023, Lough Erne Resort, Co Fermanagh

The committee is delighted to host this conference to mark twenty years since SCoTENS was established. In this special year, our conference will be a celebratory one, and inputs will follow a slightly different format than those at previous conferences. The new round table format has been designed to facilitate speakers and delegates in reflecting on the last twenty years, celebrating all that has been achieved in teacher education, and looking to the future with hope.  

The conference has also been designed to facilitate conversation, creativity and connection. In that regard we invite proposals to present at the Round Table Conversation.  The Round Table Conversation (replacing the traditional workshops) will take the format of a series of parallel conversations in the main conference room. Each conversation will take place at a round table, with seating arranged to allow for two contributors, one facilitator, and up to seven other delegates at each table. Contributors at each table will present separately on their chosen topic (10-15 minutes), while the session chair will facilitate a conversation whereby delegates respond to what they have heard, offer feedback, or pose questions to the two contributors.  Thus we invite proposals where the presenter will select a theme of their own choice related to teacher education and possibly drawing on one of the themes of the SCOTENS conferences over the past 20 years.  Inputs should encourage dialogue and do not require power point presentations.  Questions that should inform your proposal include the following:

  • What should we be celebrating from the past 20 years?
  • What should we be aspiring to / imagining for the next 20 years?
  • What in the present gives you hope?

If accepted, the SCOTENS committee will arrange for each RTC to have a facilitator and up to 7 participants. Selection of presentations will be based on fit with SCOTENS conference themes over the past 20 years and/or fit with issues in contemporary teacher education on this island.

Please submit your proposal of no more than 300 words by Monday 11 September 2023 at 12.00pm on the following form:


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