The Research on Teaching and Learning Conference is an annual event hosted by the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation & Excellence in Teaching to bring together a diverse community of educators to share teaching and learning scholarship from within the McMaster community and beyond.
Thursday, December 5 – Friday, December 6
(Day 1): 8:30am – 4:00pm
(Day 2): 9:00am – 1:00pm
David Braley Health Sciences Centre
100 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON
The conference theme this year focuses on Research on Teaching and Learning in and across the Disciplines and provides the opportunity to explore trends and issues within different disciplinary contexts.
Nancy Chick, PhD
Nancy Chick (PhD, English) is Director of the Endeavor Foundation Center for Faculty Development at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She is also editor of SoTL in Action: Illuminating Critical Moments of Practice (Stylus, 2018), co-editor of Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind (Stylus, 2009) and Exploring More Signature Pedagogies (Stylus, 2012), and founding co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry, the journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL). She was just elected Co-President Elect (with Chng Huang Hoon, of National University of Singapore) of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL).
The Resonance of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Discussions of engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) are aplenty, but they typically focus on how to do SoTL. These are necessary conversations, but there are other important ways of engaging with SoTL. In addition to attending to the “production” of SoTL, we need to be thoughtful and intentional with the “consumption” of SoTL. What are the kinds of ‘consumption’ we hope for in SoTL, and by whom? What do these processes look like, and how do we most effectively facilitate them? This presentation will take us beyond the familiar and meant-to-be-measured issue of impact to instead explore the wider notion of resonance.
The Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation & Excellence in Teaching is excited to announce the annual Research on Teaching and Learning Conference, which will be held at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON) on December 5th & 6th, 2019. The 2019 conference theme focuses on Research on Teaching and Learning Within and Across the Disciplines. Disciplinary connection is a defining feature of research on teaching and learning, both in terms of sites of study and methodological approaches (McKinney, 2013) that acknowledge multi- and inter-disciplinary work. This conference provides an opportunity for a ‘deep dive’ into current issues and trends within different disciplinary contexts whilst simultaneously providing spaces to discuss points of convergence and connection across disciplinary boundaries and contexts.
The conference will provide an opportunity for attendees to share and celebrate the change and engagement that can occur in teaching and learning when we participate in SoTL and educational research.
We invite abstracts that explore research on teaching and learning in one or more of the following sub-themes:
- Experiential Learning
- Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
- Students as Partners
- Educational Leadership
- Technology-Enhanced Education
- Mental Health & Well being
Proposals should consider how these issues are interpreted, understood, enacted, and investigated within and across disciplinary contexts?
The program for the conference will consist of short paper/research presentations, workshops, panel discussions, poster presentations and keynote presentations and, new this year, SoTL sandbox sessions where participants can discuss and develop new research ideas.
Proposals can take the form of the following types of participation:
- Workshops (1 hour):
Workshops should be hands on, participatory sessions that will allow participants to learn about some aspect of teaching and learning research by doing.
- Short Papers (20 + 5 min questions):
Short papers provide an opportunity to communicate research results (or related material) in a more condensed fashion. While these sessions may be akin to traditional conference papers, presenters are encouraged to include interactive components wherever possible.
- Poster Presentations:
Posters allow participants to present research ideas and/or findings in an informal context that facilitates one-to-one discussion and exchange with other conference attendees.
- Panel Discussions:
These sessions should bring together the perspectives of two to four presenters into a cohesive conversation surrounding innovative ideas, current topics, and issues regarding research on teaching and learning.
- SoTL Sandbox (**new for 2019**) (1 hour):
Presentations that share early-stage research questions with the objective of establishing connections and receiving feedback from like-minded researchers.
Individuals are free to submit more than one proposal, but should be first author on only one paper presentation. Work in progress is welcomed.
The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on Monday, September 30, 2019. Please email your completed proposal to: email@example.com.
All proposals must include the following:
1. Submission Title
2. Submission Type
3. Indicate which subtheme(s) the abstracts aligns with.
4. Author name(s), title(s) & contact information. Please indicate student authors with (*).
5. A brief abstract (no more than 250 words) that indicates the focus and objectives of the session. Proposals for workshops, long papers, and sandbox sessions should also outline the interactive methods that will be used.
6. An indication of audio-visual supports (e.g.computer with PowerPoint, internet connection, DVD player) and other supplies (e.g. flip chart paper & markers) desired for the session. Please note that we will do our best to meet your needs, but cannot guarantee that all requests will be met.
For additional information about the proposal submission process and conference details, please visit here.
All proposals will be peer-reviewed. Authors will receive feedback on their submission(s) by Monday, November 4, 2019.
Additional Submission Information:
- By submitting an abstract, you agree to register for and to participate in the conference if your submission is accepted
- By submitting, you are also giving the 2019 Research on Teaching and Learning Conference planning committee permission to publish the submission information, if accepted, in promotional materials related to the event
- The abstract you submit will be the one included in the final conference program. No editorial changes will be made