Call for proposals

We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the ISSOTL 2014 Conference!

Abstract submissions are now closed.

Submissions accepted: February 21 - April 21, 2014 May 2, 2014 Closed

Notification of acceptance: July 3, 2014 - Notifcation process is completed since July 3. If you haven't received yours, please feel free to contact us at

All presenters must register and confirm their presence before July 31, 2014

You are invited to the 11th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Québec city, Canada, which will take place from October 22 through 25, 2014. International scholars and educators will come together to share recent work and to discuss how our collective efforts will transform the future of higher education.

Held in a city known for its historical background and vibrant life, the conference will feature workshops facilitated by leading scholars in the field, distinguished international plenary speakers, panel presentations, individual paper and poster presentations, and ISSOTL’s signature Conference Commons for informal idea-sharing and networking. Please join us!

2014 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 subject or domain to 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. 

Conferences Threads

This theme encompasses several potential topics or threads, including:

  • Inquiry into teaching practices
  • Inquiry into student learning
  • Theories and practices of SoTL
  • Student roles in and perspectives on SoTL
  • Disciplinary approaches to teaching, learning and SoTL
  • New and diverse contexts for SoTL
  • Leadership, academic development, and SoTL
  • SoTL and institutional cultures
  • Assessment, accountability, and SoTL
  • Emerging technologies and SoTL
  • SoTL and the changing landscape of higher education

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Conception et réalisation, DTI