SCoTENS Conference 2024 – Expressions of Interest/Presentations

Innovative Pedagogies for Inclusive Education: Implications for Policy and Practice

17 and 18 October 2024

Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan


 The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its forthcoming conference.

Because the slots for presentations are limited we propose to give preference to paper presentations that link most directly to the work of SCoTENS and the conference theme.

According to UNICEF, ensuring access to inclusive education for all is the most effective way to give all children the chance to go to school, to learn and to develop the skills they need to thrive. This highlights the fact that a ‘one size fits all’ form of education provision cannot embody an inclusive education model which takes into account differences such as linguistic background, class, culture, gender, ability and race for example. In order to address this dilemma, questions arise such as:

  • Can adopting innovative pedagogies go some way to ensure inclusive education is offered to and available for all learners?
  • What would such innovative pedagogies look like or entail?
  • Why is it important to ensure policy development embodies inclusive education principles?
  • Who should be involved in the development of such policies and what needs to be in place to support the enactment of such policies?

This year’s SCoTENS conference offers a timely opportunity to critically consider this major theme and examine the questions indicated above.

Our keynote speakers and panel discussants may challenge some of our previously held convictions, thoughts and ways of looking at education provision, policy and practices. Participants will be invited to contribute to discussions, share ideas and practices and further the important conversation which contribute to a vision of inclusive education on the Island of Ireland.

Please note: Your institution should hold current membership of SCoTENS.  If you have any queries about this, please contact Tricia at

We look forward to receiving your abstract and thank you for considering the conference as a forum to share your work.   We hope to see you at SCoTENS in 2024!

Click the following link to apply Expressions of Interest Form

Please complete and return to Tricia Kelly at by 4pm Friday 6 September 2024