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ISSOTL10 Conference - Global Theories and Local Practices: Intstitutional, Disciplinary and Cultural Variations

Liverpool, UK
19 October 2010 00:00 - 22 October 2010 00:00

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) conference has as its theme a dialectic, chosen to stimulate discussion and debate amongst the international SoTL community:

  • Global theories: are there theories of learning and teaching that can be demonstrated to transcend national, cultural and/or disciplinary differences?
  • Local practices: How important is context? To what extent, if at all, do national, cultural and/or disciplinary differences inevitably affect approaches to pedagogy and student learning outcomes?

Keynote Speakers

Jude Carroll (Oxford Brookes University, UK) and Dr Janette Ryan (Monash University, Australia)
Jude and Janette work together in the ITALIS project based at the HE Academy in the UK.

Graham Gibbs is retired and is currently an Honorary Professor at the University of Winchester where he is undertaking applied pedagogic research in support of innovations in assessment.

Michèle Lamont is the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

Call for Papers

In addressing the conference’s main theme participants are invited to submit proposal for presentations that focus one of the following:

  • Teaching and learning:Focussing on what teaching, curriculum and/or assessment practices are being engaged in order to have impact on student learning. This theme can include looking at particular interventions and how this impacts upon varying learning outcomes, or addresses particular teaching issues and how changing teaching practices impacts upon student learning.
  • Organizational change: Focussing on larger issues. What are the impacts of policy reforms, culture changes and contextual variations? Working at Strategic and policy level and how this impacts upon changes in practice, teaching and learning across the institution and in the disciplines.
  • Faculty development (supporting changes in teaching and learning practice). Focussing on activities that demonstrate how organizational changes/faculty development activities (culture changes etc) are used to/ or impact upon changes in practice, teaching and learning. It should include the varying activities that ‘faculty developers’ use.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 1 March 2010


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