The Teaching Occupation in Learning Societies: A global ethnography of occupational boundary work

  • Seddon, Teresa (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Devos, Anita (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Joseph, Cynthia (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Henriksson, Lea (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Niemeyer, Beatrix (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    This project investigates the teaching profession in learning societies. It questions the established assumption that teaching is about education in schools. It argues that lifelong learning reforms re-order teaching across diverse learning spaces. These spaces are located in and between education institutions and workplaces. They involve more work across borders and contribute to human service work required in global economies, with impacts on teacher capacities, identities, supply and recruitment. The project develops theory and evidence about teaching and emerging occupational boundary work, identifies practical implications for the teaching workforce, establishes a research platform to investigate transnational human service work.
    Effective start/end date5/01/0931/12/13


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$235,000.00