Welcome

The 11th annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) will take place October 22-25, 2014 in Quebec City, Canada. The conference hosted by Université Laval will be held at the Convention Center located in the historic downtown area of Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure and truly one of the most beautiful cities in Canada. At this major, international conference, approximately 600 scholars of teaching and learning from around the world will gather to expose their inquiries, perspectives and research outcomes on issues related to the nurturing of creativity and passion in higher education.

We look forward to welcoming you in Quebec City in October.
 

Quebec City at a Glance 

  • Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain
  • Cradle of French civilization in North America
  • Capital city of a province of 7.5 million people
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 thanks to historic Old Quebec
  • Seat of the province’s National Assembly
  • 9,000 km2 in area
  • 250 km northeast of Montreal
  • Population 632,000 (Greater Quebec City Area)
  • 99% of visitors are happy or very happy with the warm Quebec welcome

Nurturing Creativity and Passion in Teaching and Learning

In higher education as well as in most other educational contexts, creativity and passion are undoubtedly at the core of all successful initiatives in teaching and learning. From a fundamental standpoint, many scholarly inquiries have been conducted around these aspects over the last 40 years.  They have informed us in various ways, mostly general and related to characteristics of individuals who display such capacities. However, research has recently moved from general to subject or domain specific inquiries and now focuses more on situated perspectives on creativity and passion. These dimensions are now being explored from the point of view of various disciplines and in the context of emerging educational technologies, educational development and pedagogical initiatives. The 2014 conference challenges presenters and practitioners to expose their inquiries, perspectives and research outcomes on issues related to the nurturing of creativity and passion in higher education.
 

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Key dates

Call for Abstracts Opens
Online on February 21, 2014 

Registration Opens
Online on April 7, 2014

Abstract Submission Closes
April 21, 2014
May 2, 2014 Extended 

Early Bird Registration Rate Closes
September 5, 2014

Online Registration Closes
October 7, 2014

Congress

October 22-25, 2014
 

Event countdown

180 days

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