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Call for Proposals – Exploring More Signature Pedagogies – Due March 15

Posted by on Saturday, March 6, 2010 in News.

Interested in writing about your disciplines signature pedagogies?  Here an interesting call for proposals from Nancy Chick of the University of Wisconsin.

We are seeking proposals for chapters in follow-up to Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind (Stylus, 2009), under contract with Stylus Publishing. Each chapter should briefly introduce a discipline, provide a brief literature review of the scholarship of teaching and learning (or the lack thereof) in the discipline, describe and evaluate the discipline’s traditional pedagogies and practices, and articulate elements of existing or potential signature pedagogies.  Each chapter will also be grounded in strong literature reviews and written in a lucid, engaging style.

Exploring Signature Pedagogies included chapters on history, literary studies, creative writing, music, visual and performing arts, geography, human development, psychology, sociology, agriculture, biology, computer science, mathematics, and physics.  For this “sequel,” we are looking for considerations of other disciplines, inter-disciplines, and professions, such as the following:

foreign language


political science







social work

interdisciplinary studies

women’s studies

new media studies





Some of these fields have an existing literature on their signature pedagogy, so proposals should reflect a familiarity with these publications, as well as plans to summarize and extend this work.  Completed chapters should be approximately 4,100 words, including works cited. Co-authored chapters are welcome.

Proposals are due on March 15 and should include a two-page (double-spaced) description of the chapter and a CV reflecting each author’s qualifications and experience with SoTL.  Proposals should be sent to

For more information (including the publication timeline), please see our website at Questions and queries can be addressed to the editors Nancy Chick (, Aeron Haynie (, and Regan Gurung (

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