The New Professionalism and the Future of Teaching project contributes to strengthening the quality, coherence and continued relevance of OECD work on teachers and teaching. To this end, it includes two strands:
Strand I aims jointly with the EDPC Schooling, Teachers and Teaching project to review the present knowledge base and develop a road map for future analytical work in close collaboration with countries.
Strand II continues the in-depth analysis on the future of teacher professionalism. It explores new dimensions of professionalism that empower teachers to tackle challenges in today's and future classrooms.
An international multi-stakeholder qualitative study will examine teacher professionalism and cross-sectoral collaboration and support new policy thinking by:
Working Paper: Reinforcing and innovating teacher professionalism
Strand I helps ensure the continued coherence and relevance of the work of the Directorate for Education and Skills on teachers and teaching. This involves taking stock of the state-of-the-art on teachers and teaching, identifying gaps in the knowledge base and scanning the horizon for the challenges and opportunities of teaching in the decades to come.
Strand II pushes the research agenda forward, explores new dimensions of teacher professionalism, and, thus, expands the knowledge base on teachers and teaching. Tackling the challenges of the future requires a strong and empowered teaching profession and a better understanding of professional dimensions not well covered in research thus far.
The international multi-stakeholder qualitative study supports:
Third Symposium on the Future of Teachers and Teaching (7 October 2022)
Webinar on "Promoting a stronger professional identity in teaching. How to develop and support teachers in times of change?" 21 March 2022
Second Strand II meeting for Countries, 7 December 2021
Second Symposium on the Future of Teachers and Teaching, 29 November 2021
First Symposium on the Future of Teachers and Teaching, 23 June 2021
Strand II launch meeting for Countries, 5 May 2021
Publications and working papers