Online event “Early Career Teachers In Higher Education: Experiences, Challenges And Strategies”
The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity to discuss the experiences of Early Career Teachers [ECTs] in higher education. In the session, Early Career Teachers from higher education institutions from America, Asia, Australia, and Europe will share their personal journeys as teachers. The presenters will share the challenges they faced and the opportunities they were offered when entering a dynamic tertiary education sector as new teachers. The event intends to spotlight contemporary issues, such as precarity, casualisation, fragmentation of academic responsibilities and intersectionality, that shape contemporary ECT workloads. It therefore contributes to our understanding of Higher Education in practice through a focus on this important group of academics, who—with a disproportionate involvement in teaching and learning activities—will continue to shape the sector for years to come. The session is builds on the work undertaken for an edited book entitled, Early Career Teachers in Higher Education: Academics’ International Teaching Journeys recently published by Bloomsbury.