12 November 2008

Call for papers: Innovation in Education: Diversity in Teaching and Learning

Call for papers: Innovation in Education: Diversity in Teaching and Learning

A special issue of International Journal of Innovation in Education

This issue explores the effect of technological, socio-political and academic influences upon teaching and learning and the resulting diversity of practice. In particular, it is keen to examine the tensions, dilemmas, contradictions and/or unanimity experienced by educators in the area of teaching and learning. It looks to publish original papers in theoretical development and empirical research, case studies, discussion papers dealing with the frontiers of innovation in education, under the criteria of diversity.

Issues of diversity in this area involve complex and multi-faceted challenges such as education policies, curriculum reforms, new diversity-oriented learning technologies and methods. Moreover, the challenges faced may differ from school to school in each country, and from country to country. Therefore, the challenges will have to take into account the specific nature of the education innovation in question, the context it is located, the teacher and student profile, the historical background of the country or region, local habits, needs and practices, ethics and even religious beliefs.

Subjects covered include, but are not limited to:
  • Bio/cultural diversity (e.g. gender, age, diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, etc.) in the fields of learning and teaching
  • Tacit knowledge, informal learning and diversity aspects
  • Socio-cultural issues and diversity in curriculum and assessment reform in education
  • Diversity strategies and/or case studies of innovation in education (classroom, school, system levels)
  • Training and development issues in innovation and diversity in education
  • The dilemmas and tensions of innovation and diversity in education
  • Technologies, techniques and tools in the context of diversity for innovation in education
  • Diversity and digital trends in education
  • The relationship between innovation in education and other disciplines such as knowledge management, organisational learning and human resource management in the diversity-oriented education area
  • Diversity in the current and future education landscape
Important Dates
Proposal deadline (optional): 1 December, 2008
Full paper deadline: 15 January, 2009
Notification of status & acceptance of paper: 31 March, 2009
Final version of paper: 1 June, 2009

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