The teaching occupation in Learning Societies: A global ethnography of occupational boundary work

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 reorder 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, and establishes a research platform to investigate globally distributed human service work.


Erziehungswissenschaft, Erwachsenenbildung, Weiterbildung
01.01.2009 - 31.12.2012
Institution der EUF
Abteilung Erziehungswissenschaft



Platzhalter-Foto für Terri  Seddon

Prof. Terri Seddon

Platzhalter-Foto für Cynthia  Joseph

Dr.Cynthia Joseph

Platzhalter-Foto für Anita  Devos

Dr.Anita Devos

Platzhalter-Foto für Lea L. Henriksson

Dr.Lea L. Henriksson

Partnerinnen und Partner


Australien Research Council (ARC)