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History

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning was founded in 2004 by a committee of 67 scholars from several countries.
 
ISSOTL was organized to:
  • Recognize 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
  • 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. The Society has met annually since then, with as many as 800 scholars attending from dozens of countries. Learn more about the Society's annual conferences in the events section of the website.

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