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ISSOTL 2021 - Annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - Sustainable education through SOTL. Practices and cultures

Date :  du 26-10-2021 au 29-10-2021

Appel à communications ouvert jusqu'au :  30-06-2021

Lieu :  à distance

Modalité :  intégralement à distance

Organisation :  International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary, and innovative scholarship in the area of higher education teaching and learning around the world. The annual ISSOTL conference is an important venue for facilitating the collaboration of scholars in different countries and disciplines and the flow of new findings across national borders, that the Society so values. This year, in response to the circumstances created by ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ISSOTL’s eagerness to fully convene again, the 2021 annual conference will be ISSOTL’s first hosted in an entirely virtual environment.

The ISSOTL21 conference will allow real-time participation for presenters and attendees from all over the world. The conference will be hosted virtually from the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth, Australia. UWA will facilitate live sessions to cover two time zone clusters: Asia-Pacific with North & South America, and Asia-Pacific with Europe & Africa. The ISSOTL Executive Director team will facilitate the time cluster of North & South America with Europe & Africa. Through live conferencing software, participants can view and engage with keynote speeches, parallel presentation sessions, workshops, and panel presentations in real-time as they are happening. There will also be informal meeting rooms open to all and the ability to schedule private meetings with other attendees within the platform. All sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

Programme : 

Sustainable Education through SoTL: Practices and Cultures

A sustainable system is one that “remains diverse and productive” (Reza, 2016) and fosters long-term wellbeing across a number of dimensions. Higher education necessarily plays a leading role in contributing to such systems, both inside and outside the university. The current COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on the ability of higher education systems around the world to remain sustainable themselves, and to continue to contribute to sustainable societies into the future.

Effective SoTL practices engage, inspire and equip students to make lasting impacts in their communities beyond university, while at the same time motivate and nourish staff to enthusiastically interact with and guide their students. Both aspects of SoTL practice help bring about thriving cultures. This is the ideal, but in a climate of diminished funding and revenue, lower support for higher education from governments, and uncertainty around the kind of world students will graduate into, achieving and sustaining the ideal is a difficult task. SoTL must not only influence present practices and current cultures. Our educational practices and the local, regional and global cultures they promote must be sustainable into the future and able to grow, develop and transform with and for future generations.

The University of Western Australia and the four other universities in Perth are located on the beautiful land (Boodja) of the Wadjuk Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the region. The Noongar people have been experts in sustainable education for millennia. We are privileged to emulate a culture of learning and teaching on these lands that has been highly valued for more than 40,000 years. Our universities serve a diverse, multi-cultural local population and welcome a large number of international students from all over the world, particularly the Asia-Pacific region. Our SoTL practices and cultures embrace past and present, local cultures and global relationships, and strive towards the future. They have proven to be adaptable and resilient in response to the changing conditions caused by the global pandemic.

In bringing together scholars of teaching and learning from around the globe, ISSOTL21 will be a forum to examine the role SoTL can play in ensuring that the practices and cultures we value at our universities and beyond are sustained into the future.

The conference organizers welcome proposals which address the sustainability theme across any of its aspects as they relate to SoTL and higher education. We offer the following broad categories to help frame where your scholarship may fit with the overarching theme. Please specify one of the categories below when you submit your proposal:


  • SoTL Leadership and Advocacy
  • Justice and Equity in and through SoTL
  • Academic Development for SoTL
  • Sustaining First-Year Experience and Transition/Student Retention through SoTL
  • Students as Partners in SoTL
  • SoTL and Graduate Employability
  • SoTL and Technology-Enhanced Learning

ISSOTL encourages a scholarly, engaged, inclusive, and collegial approach to knowledge-sharing at the conference, what we call ISSOTL’s “conference pedagogy.” We support the diversity that our conference participants bring by being inclusive, making our work accessible, and providing a variety of ways for people to engage. Please read the full ISSOTL Conference Pedagogy statement.


First Keynote: Anas Ghadouani BSc MSc PhD

Professor and Programme Chair for Environmental Engineering
Editor, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences | Water MDPI | Frontiers in Marine Science

Closing Keynote: Professor Susan Page
Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney



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mot(s) clé(s) :  développement professionnel des personnels éducatifs, enseignement supérieur