Call for Paper: Navigating the Future of Work: Empowering Learners in a Transforming Ecosystem

JIPE is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on “Navigating the Future of Work: Empowering Learners in a Transforming Ecosystem.” This title aims to encapsulate the dynamic nature of the evolving work landscape and the critical role of education in preparing for these changes.

The world of work is undergoing a profound transformation, influenced by rapid technological advancements, shifting economic demands, and the aftermath of global challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. This evolving ecosystem presents both opportunities and challenges for learners, educators, and industries, making it imperative to foster a dialogue on how education, particularly polytechnic education, can adapt and lead in this context.

This CFP invites contributions that explore innovative approaches, strategies, and solutions for equipping learners with the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to thrive in the future workforce. We seek to encourage a broad range of submissions, including empirical research, theoretical analyses, case studies, and reviews that address the following themes, among others:

  • Inclusive and equitable approaches to workforce preparation
  • The integration of emerging technologies in education and training
  • Adaptive and resilient learning models for future skills development
  • The role of polytechnic education in bridging the gap between current curricula and future industry needs
  • Collaborative initiatives between educational institutions and industries
  • Strategies for fostering lifelong learning and continuous professional development

We aim to highlight work that is not only academically rigorous but also practical and impactful, offering insights that can guide educators, policymakers, and industry leaders in making informed decisions for the future.

Important Deadlines

  • May 1st, 2024: 500-word abstract—please submit under the Expression of Interest submission category on JIPE. See JIPE Submissions Handbook on how to create and account and our workflow process.
  • May 21st, 2024: Authors of successful proposals will be notified.
  • Sept 30th, 2024: Complete papers due
  • Nov 30th, 2024: Peer Reviews and revisions completed (Tentative deadline)
  • Jan 2025: Special Issue to be released (Tentative deadline)

Questions may be directed to Saran Davaajargal, Editor, or Anju Kakkar, Managing Editor at

Please read our JIPE Submissions Handbook to learn about the JIPE's submission process.

Download the CFP: Navigating the Future of Work for your reference.