The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL) serves faculty members, staff, and students who care about teaching and learning as serious intellectual work. The goal of the Society is to foster inquiry and disseminate findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching.
The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning was founded in 2004 by a committee of 67 scholars from several countries.
ISSOTL was organised to:
- Recognise and encourage scholarly work on teaching and learning in each discipline, within other scholarly societies, and across educational levels;
- Promote cross-disciplinary conversation to create synergy and prompt new lines of inquiry;
- Facilitate the collaboration of scholars in different countries and the flow of new findings and applications across national boundaries;
- Encourage the integration of discovery, learning and public engagement; and,
- Advocate for support, review, recognition, and appropriate uses of the scholarship of teaching and learning.
The Society's first conference was held October 21 – 24, 2004, at Indiana University Bloomington in the United States. Over 440 scholars from 8 countries attended 280 presentations.
Subsequent conferences were held:
- October 14 – 16, 2005, in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. Approximately 672 scholars from 8 countries attended 292 sessions.
- November 9 – 12, 2006, in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Just under 800 scholars from 16 countries (including Australia, Canada, China, Gambia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States) attended.
- July 2 – 5, 2007, in Sydney, Australia. Approximately 400 scholars attended the conference.
- October 16 – 19, 2008, in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. Approximately 527 scholars attended.
- October 22 – 25, 2009, in Bloomington, Indiana, in the United States. Approximately 650 scholars from nearly every discipline, 500 campuses, and 15 countries attended the conference.
- October 19 – 22, 2010, in Liverpool, England in United Kingdom. There were approximately 400 scholars in attendance.
- October 20 – 23, 2011, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in United States. Approximately 600 scholars from several countries attended.
- October 24 – 27, 2012, in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada.
- October 2 – 5, 2013, in Raleigh, North Carolina in the United States. Critical transitions in teaching and learning.
- October 22 – 25, 2014, in Quebec City, Canada
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