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Education & Training: Scholarship of Teaching and Supervision

Feature Topic

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) encourages educators to examine their own classroom practice, record their successes and failures, and ultimately share their experiences in a formal and scholarly way so that others may reflect on their findings and build upon teaching and learning processes.
SoTL acknowledges that concerns for privacy and other ethical issues associated with studies involving human subjects place limits on the types of research that can be conducted in classroom setting. Nevertheless, SoTL provides a mechanism for raising the standard of discussion concerning teaching and learning in the literature.

The Scholarship of Research and Supervision (SoRL) is a related concept that invites the same reflective approach to improving the quality of training through research, especially that conducted at the postgraduate level. SoRL invites researchers to examine their own supervisory practice, record their successes and failures, and ultimately share their experiences in a formal and scholarly way so that others may reflect on their findings and improve research and supervision processes.

This feature topic on the Scholarship of Teaching and Supervision is intended to hasten the incorporation of SoTL and SoRL into communications engineering curricula by providing educators and researchers with an opportunity to share their experience, best practices and case studies.

Scope of Submissions

Authors from industry, government and academia are invited to submit papers for this FT (Feature Topic) of IEEE Communications Magazine on the Scholarship of Teaching and Supervision. The FT scope includes, but is not limited to the following topics of interest:

  • SoTL-based case studies of communications engineering curricula.
  • Best practices for conducting SoTL-based studies in communications engineering curricula.
  • SoTL-based case studies of professional training in communications engineering.
  • Best practices for conducting SoTL-based studies in professional training in communications engineering.
  • SoRL-based case studies of research-based training in communications engineering.
  • Best practices for conducting SoRL-based studies of research-based training in communications engineering.
  • Development of tools for conducting SoTL and SoRL-based studies.

GUEST EDITORS

David G Michelson (Lead)
University of British Columbia, Canada
davem@ece.ubc.ca

Peter Ostafichuk
University of British Columbia, Canada
Email: ostafich@mech.ubc.ca

C. Kelly Ottman
Milwaukee School of Engineering, USA
Email: ottman@msoe.edu