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11th annual Conference of the Interntaional Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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When:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9:00 to Saturday, October 25, 2014, 19:00

Where:

 

Université Laval, Quebec City

 

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.

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.

The conference will feature workshops facilitated by leading scholars in the field, panel presentations, individual papers and a poster session. We will also present distinguished international plenary speakers like :

  •          Sue Jackson (University of London)
  •          Bernard Petiot (Cirque du Soleil)
  •          Georges Bordage (University of Chicago)
  •          and more

We are looking forward to meeting you next fall!