ISSOTL 07 conference invitation

I am pleased to send you the attached formal announcement for the 4th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (www.issotl.org) to be held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney from July 2 – 5, 2007.  The theme of the conference is: “Locating Learning: Integrative Dimensions of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.”

The conference will bring together academics from all disciplines in higher education, senior administrators, professional staff and postgraduate students to explore research findings in the scholarship of teaching and learning and the impact of this research in higher education.

The keynote speakers for 2007 are: 

  • Professor Alan Luke (Queensland University of Technology). Professor Luke is Professor of Education at QUT. His research interests include literacy and language, accountability and assessment, and comparative pedagogies. He was formerly Dean of Education at Univ of Queensland, Deputy Director General of Education in Queensland and Chief Educational Advisor to the Minister. From 2002-2005, Professor Luke was the Foundation Dean of the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice in Singapore.
  • Dr. Andrée Sursock (Deputy Secretary General, European University Association). Andree Sursock has played a key role in the Bologna Process. She oversees the EUA Institutional Evaluation Programme, the Management Seminar and the Quality Culture Project, and is involved in the development of EUA’s policy position for European and international quality assurance.
  • Professor Carl Wieman (Univ of Colorado-Boulder).  Carl Wieman is the 2001 Physics Nobel Laureate and 2004 Council for Advancement and Support of Education and Carnegie Foundation National Professor of the Year. Wieman contributed $250,000 of his Nobel Prize award to launch the creation of the Physics Education Technology project (PhET) which provides interactive physics instruction on the World Wide Web.

We expect an attendance of 600+ delegates from Australia, New Zealand, UK, US, Canada, Europe, Japan, South Asia, China, India, South America and South Africa.  This is the first time the conference will be held in this part of the world. 

The call for abstracts and registration information will be available in October.  Please feel free to contact me should you require any further information.

I hope you will be able to join us at this event and look forward to welcoming you.

With best wishes,
Kathy Takayama
ISSOTL Regional Vice President (Australasia) Chair, 2007 ISSOTL Conference www.issotl.org

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