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5th Conference on Subject-Specific Education

The 5th Conference on Subject-Specific Education will take place on April 8-9, 2022 at the Department of Education and Learning of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI-DFA) in Locarno, under the title “Subject-specific education as academic disciplines in Switzerland: Recent developments and future prospects”.

Subject-specific education as scientific disciplines are characterized by multiple perspectives and reference systems, they develop in a multi-layered manner both in a structural and in a subject context. In the course of the past decade, measures and activities at different levels have contributed to the promotion and development of subject-specific education as scientific disciplines in Switzerland.

On the one hand, the conference aims to provide an assessment of these structural and content-related developments, while also discussing and drafting perspectives for the coming years. In addition to the contributions of keynote speakers, the conference also includes symposia. These symposia give young as well as experienced researchers the opportunity to present their completed or ongoing research and development projects and to discuss them with colleagues.

Call for Papers

In order to present a project at one of the symposia, interested researchers are invited to submit a scientific paper. There is also the possibility to submit a proposal for a whole symposium, which consists of three interconnected sub-papers. Additional information about the call for papers and the themes to be pursued during the conference is provided in the documents available under the section “Downloads”. Papers can be submitted from May 10 to August 20, 2021 through the following platform only:

The detailed program will be published after the peer review process has been completed. Registration for the Conference will be open from January 17, 2022.

Paper submission:

IMPORTANT: Your submission has to be made ANONYMOUS to allow a double-blinded review: the text you submit should not include any author names and affiliations in the text or on the title page. Self-identifying citations and references in the article text should either be avoided or left blank.

The title and the abstract of your article should be included in the file of your submission.

Formatting instructions:

  • papers should be written in one of the official languages of Switzerland or in English.
  • papers must not exceed 6 pages including title, abstract, 5 keywords and references.
  • The abstract may not exceed 250 words.
  • The layout of the paper must be as follows:
    • single-column text
    • Calibri 11 point font
    • 1-line spacing