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10th Annual OOFTAS Collective Symposium

Posted by Bronwyn Sutton on May 5, 2023

The 10th annual symposium for the Out of Field / Teaching Across Specialisations (OOF-TAS) Collective will be held online and in Glasgow from the 20th to 21st of August, 2023. They will celebrate a decade of the OOFTAS Collective (previously the TAS Collective), sharing research, and sharing friendship through research. Abstract submissions are now invited.

Theme: Expanding and deepening research into out-of-field

The current shortage of teachers in many countries have reached fever pitch! A consequence is a high incidence of teaching OOF, as well as alternative pathways (e.g., alternatively qualified teachers) into teaching in order to meet the demand for teachers. Our research is expanding to capture the urgency facing the teacher workforce world-wide. This theme highlights the need for research and collaboration across sectors, and state and national borders to understand, theorise and develop solutions to the out-of-field teaching phenomenon within the context of these broader workforce demands.

We welcome national and cross-national research and commentary on the policies, the people, and the effects associated with this phenomenon. Post-graduate students and early career researchers are welcome.

  • Abstracts for the symposium are welcome (see below).

  • Registration (see below): opens February 1

  • Registration Cost: Attending in person will incur a cost, TBC but no more than 50 Euros.

For more information visit the Symposium website

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