Call for Submissions to Edited Collection
Reflections on Teaching and Learning at McMaster: 50 Years of Stories
The Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching will mark its 50th anniversary in 2022, one of the first teaching centres in Canada to reach this milestone. Initially established in 1972 as the Shell Canada Centre for Science Teachers, the MacPherson Institute has also been formerly known as the Instructional Development Centre (IDC), Learning Technologies Resource Centre (LTRC), Centre for Leadership in Learning (CLL), and McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL).
To commemorate our anniversary, and in alignment with our mission to “collaborate to explore, enhance, support, and recognize teaching and learning experiences at McMaster”, we seek to celebrate 50 years of teaching and learning stories at McMaster by inviting contributions to an edited collection. This book will reflect on McMaster’s 50+ year history of teaching innovation, and imagine the future of teaching and learning on campus. In these ways, it will advance the MacPherson Institute’s vision: “Cultivating an environment where learning deeply matters and teaching is valued and recognized by the collective McMaster community”.
We take inspiration from the reflections written by McGill faculty, in 1999, on the 30-year history of their teaching and learning centre (McAlpine & Cowan, 2000), the anthology that York University’s Centre for the Support of Teaching produced with their students, staff, and faculty (Newton et al., 2001), and the independently published collection celebrating 3M teaching fellows (Lerch, 2005). Like these collections, we seek to:
The intended audience includes former, current, and future McMaster students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners, as well as colleagues at other postsecondary institutions seeking to understand and amplify their own local teaching and learning histories.
Chapter proposals of 300 words or less are due February 1, 2021.
The “50 Years of Stories” collection will reflect on past, present, and future teaching and learning at McMaster. Key provocations include the following questions:
We understand “teaching and learning” broadly to include: formal and informal curriculum, learning technologies, learning environments, and assessment of learning; teaching and learning that happens inside and/or outside of the classroom; flexibility in who is positioned as a teacher and/or a learner; and campus activities/supports/services that contribute to teaching, learning, and student experiences of their education; among other encompassing interpretations!
Proposals will be reviewed for inclusion in the edited book collection and/or for promotion on the accompanying anniversary website.
Please include the following information in your proposal and submit as a Word document to Alise de Bie (email@example.com) by February 1, 2021.
Alise de Bie, Sue Baptiste, Cathy Grisé, Sheila Sammon
Alise de Bie (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
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