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Call for Papers – Special Issue European Journal of Teacher Education

European Journal of Teacher Education: Special Issue Autumn 2023

As guest editors of a Special Issue of the European Journal of Teacher Education (EJTE), we invite you to submit proposals on the following topic:

  • Building Back Better: Re-envisioning Assessment and Feedback in Teacher Education

The EJTE, the official journal of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE), welcomes submissions of the highest quality that report on empirical research and offer theoretical perspectives that can push the field forward. The aim of this Journal is to disseminate educational research which investigates theory, policy and practice in teacher education at pre-service and in-service levels predominantly in the countries of Europe. Relevant articles from other countries are also considered. The journal’s audience includes all those who have a professional concern with or interest in the education of teachers for all age groups.

About this Special Issue:

It is clear that this pandemic has changed teacher education and that an evidence-base to guide iterative improvement in assessment and feedback design and deployment during the pandemic and beyond is critical at this time. Now more than ever, we need to harness and develop the transformative and innovative assessment and feedback approaches taken by teacher educators during the pandemic to inform the future landscape of teaching and learning in a digital age. This Special Issue proposes to do just that. This Special Issue welcomes contributions which address empirical, methodological and theoretical aspects related to assessment and feedback in teacher education. Any manuscript submitted should be original and not have been previously published or currently be under review elsewhere.

 Papers are invited that address areas and topics outlined below: 

  • Showcase ground-breaking research on assessment and feedback in teacher education from around the globe as well as teacher educators’ and student teachers’ experiences and outcomes in these varied educational contexts;
  • Illustrate several points of access into classroom research and pedagogy and will add insight into the complexity of designing, developing, deploying and evaluating assessment and feedback practices for a variety of purposes and in varying models of teacher education in a post-pandemic era;
  • Explore a wide range of topics pertinent to the theme under scrutiny here (e.g., design, development, deployment and evaluation of classroom-based, hybrid and remote approaches, TEs’ and student perspectives and experiences, discipline-specific and practicum practices and outcomes, professional competencies and support systems, issues of quality, equity, inclusion, accountability, academic integrity and success, assessment literacy and workload, whole programme-level approach, etc.);
  • Disseminate information about assessment and feedback best practices in teacher education;
  • Identify important implications for future research in the field linked to assessment and feedback in teacher education;
  • Provide a forum for international exchange on assessment and feedback experimentation in a wide range of teacher education contexts.


Important deadlines:

Abstract submission deadline: March 1st, 2022

  • Proposal abstracts should be submitted by email attachment to the co-editors T.J. Ó Ceallaigh ([email protected]) and Cornelia Connolly ([email protected] ) with “EJTE Special Issue” as the subject line.
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent by April 30, 2022.
  • Please be aware that selection of the proposal abstract does not guarantee publication, as full manuscripts will be subject to blind review.

What information should be included in the abstract proposal?

  • Name of Author(s), affiliation(s) and e-mail address(es).
  • Brief description of the content-based language education context being targeted, the study and its pertinence/relevance to the special issue theme.
  • Maximum of 450-500 words

Regarding the nature of the full paper if the abstract is accepted:

  • Deadline for submission of the full manuscript: September 1st, 2022
  • 7,000 to 8,000 words inclusive of notes and references
  • Each article will receive two independent blind reviews.

Publication dates:

  • Manuscripts will undergo up to 2 review cycles, with final, revised manuscripts due in spring of 2023. The special issue will be published in autumn 2023.

For further information on the journal’s submission guidelines please visit Instructions for authors, EJTE

Best wishes,

TJ Ó Ceallaigh and Cornelia Connolly

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