Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education Call for Special Issue: Liberating Learning in HE

A forthcoming one-day conference, Freedom to Learn, co-hosted by King’s College London and University College London on 5 April 2024, offers an additional opportunity for colleagues to attend an in-person event to join this conversation, but attendance and participation at the conference are not required to submit to the journal issue.

Teacher presenting at a conference.

Please follow the JLDHE Submission Preparation Checklist and the JLDHE Style Guide when preparing your 500-word abstract and please indicate in this MS Form which format your full submission would follow. JLDHE welcomes contributions in the following forms:

  • Research Papers (including empirical studies and theoretical perspectives and frameworks) – up to 5,000 words
  • Case Studies (including practical applications and strategies) – up to 3,000 words
  • Opinion pieces (including policy implications and recommendations) – up to 2,000 words
  • Brief communications (including cross-cultural and international perspectives) – up to 1,000 words

Potential contributors could include, but are not limited to:

  • Academics
  • Academic, Researcher, People and Learning Developers
  • Professional Services colleagues in areas such as employability, widening participation, technology, library etc.
  • Graduate and Postgraduate teaching assistants
  • Co-authored submissions between staff and students.

Please submit your 500-word abstract by 15 February 2024 to the Guest Editors via this MS Form.

Decisions communicated:  Week beginning 4 March 2024

Full submissions due:    14 June 2024

Expected publication date:  Winter 2024/25

Guest Editors:

Lead Guest Editor: Dr Rebecca Lindner, Senior Lecturer in Education Leadership Development,       King’s College London

Dr Martin Compton, Senior Lecturer in Programme, Module & Assessment Design, King’s College London

Maria O’Hara, Lecturer, Assessment Advisor, King’s College London

Dr Abdullah Sodiq, Lecturer, Assessment Advisor, King’s College London

Hâf Rees, Student Outcomes Senior Officer, King’s College London

Abbi Shaw, Learning Technology Lead, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, University College London

Dr Cathy Elliott, Vice Dean (Education), Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences, University College London

Dr Rachel Morley, Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, University College LondonJLDHE Editors:

Lead Editor: Dr Alicja Syska

Assistant Editor: Dr Lee Fallin

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