Call for Papers for the EASA Conference 2023

Background Information

The Education Association of South Africa (EASA) is a national association which strives to promote contact between education researchers from all sectors of South African society.

The association forms an inclusive network of academics, researchers, and practitioners who all prioritize education, particularly education in South Africa. By means of active exchange and critique of hypotheses, theories, and practices, EASA-members strive to promote excellence in education-related research and science.

EASA hosts an annual conference (generally in January) and this event offers a platform for spirited debate about education, past and present, and how this might best inform future education and necessary social change. A recurring joy at EASA conferences are the multiple voices that participate, including those of students, teachers, principals, and seasoned and emerging researchers/academics – these multiple voices stimulate nuanced and relevant, but also provocative learning.

For more information on the association, please follow the link to the EASA website:


EASA is a founding member of the World Education Research Association (WERA). This privileges EASA members who consequently have access to WERA’s considerable networks and resources. WERA-related opportunities have urged EASA members toward special sensitivity to education issues with relevance to the global south, without neglecting south-north discourses and knowledge exchange.

The World Education Research Association (WERA) came into being on April 18, 2009. WERA is an association of national, regional, and international specialty research associations. Its express aim is to further education research as a scientific and scholarly field.

The EASA 2023 Annual Conference

8 – 12 January 2023


Never before has it been necessary to cancel an EASA conference due to a world-wide pandemic, but this was the unfortunate situation with the EASA conferences in 2021/2022. With EASA 2023, the educational world is looking to the future with hope and positivity, as if looking over the wide ocean that will surround delegates in Cape Town in 2023.

The organising committee welcomes delegates from all over the world, to the Cape of Good Hope, where the two oceans meet. We will gather to share findings and prospects, and savour the educational world, like the salt from the sea.

It is our wish that delegates will return to their institutions after the conclusion of this conference, enriched and refreshed, and that the experience opened horizons of hope and confidence, so that we can sail ahead and not be engulfed by storms of despair.

The Conference will be hosted by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the Two Oceans Graduate Institute in Cape Town, South Africa, voted the best city in the world 7 years running!

The theme of the 2023 conference, to be hosted in Cape Town, is Oceans of Wisdom, Mountains of Knowledge, Winds of Change.

How is TOGI involved in the EASA Conference 2023?

TOGI is a co-organizer of the conference in partnership with CPUT.

Call for Papers

Presentations within the following themes are invited for presentation at the conference.

Oral paper presentations, symposiums, workshops, round table discussions and poster presentations are the formats of presentation at the EASA 2023 Conference. There is a possibility that virtual presentations will be accepted (please indicate if you are interested in presenting your presentation online).

Basic Education – Small waves gathering momentum to rush to the shore

This theme will address the sub-themes of basic education, such as early childhood education, inclusive education, diversity in education, literacy, educational management and much more.

Teacher Education – Teach them to fish

Discourse regarding the sub-themes of preservice teacher programme design, teaching and learning, assessment, teaching practice and all issues dealing with Teacher Education is of importance in this theme.

Higher Education – The cloud over Table Mountain

The ‘tablecloth’ on the mountain is a sign that the Cape Doctor is blowing, bringing clean fresh air to Cape Town. This theme will consider sub-themes dealing with TVET and adult education, community education and training, online learning, student and lecturer wellness, student resilience, the soft skills needed to cope in Higher education.

Social Justice issues in Education – Blowing in the right direction

For ships to dock safely in the harbour, it is of utmost importance to pay attention to the direction and strength of the wind. This theme deals with sub-themes relating to the changes that are called for in education today, in order to bring stability in an uncertain arena, issues in education addressing vulnerability, promoting equality, are central to this theme.

Digital Education – Gale force winds

We are living in the 21st century and the gale force winds of technological advancements are blowing. The sub-themes covered deal with education during the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), new media, mobile learning, blended learning, computer mediated learning and instruction, and endless other virtual possibilities.

The impact of a world-wide pandemic in education – Cape of storms

Stormy waters lashed at the world of education during the Covid19 pandemic and the total lockdown which was instigated worldwide. 2021 was indeed a turbulent year with wave upon wave of a dreaded disease engulfing the human race. And yet, there are brilliant uplifting stories of resilience, innovation, growth, tales of humanitarian assistance and communities sharing in order to cope. The sub-themes cover all challenges faced in education during Covid19, discoveries that were made and victories that were celebrated.


Proposals for presentation of papers at the EASA 2023 conference will be
• in the form of a 200-to-300-word abstract with
• a clear title of the presentation,
• author/s of the paper,
• an indication of the theme within which the paper should be considered and
• contact details of submitting presenter.
• Each delegate may only present a maximum of 2 papers.
• Abstract proposals will be considered on a continual basis.
• A detailed programme will be announced once it has been finalised.
• Only abstracts of delegates who paid the conference fee before 30 November 2022 will be
included in the programme.

Delegates need to submit proof of payment on or before the due date, to ensure inclusion of their abstract in the Book of Abstracts and attendance/presentation at the conference.

Abstracts can be submitted by using our online platform:

  1. Go to
  2. Register as a user on the website
  3. After registration, submit and manage your abstract from the My Abstracts menu option
  4. Once an abstract is submitted for approval, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your abstract submission
  5. After you submitted an abstract, it will be reviewed and feedback will be send to you via email
  6. Conference registration and accommodation bookings will be available on the website at a later date and after submitted abstracts have been accepted and approved

Only abstracts submitted on the website will be accepted.

If you would like to know more, please read the call for papers document created by EASA.

For all 2023 conference related information please visit the conference website:

Due Dates

Due date for submission of abstracts: 23 September 2022

Due date for registration: 14 October 2022

Due date for payment: 11 November 2022

Final date to submit proof of payment: 30 November 2022

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