ISSOTL2018: Towards a learning culture

In October 2018, UiB is hosting the annual conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL). Instead of offering our annual UiB Learning Conference, UiB wishes to invite our staff to participate in a pre-conference workshop at ISSOTL – free of charge!

The focus of the conference is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): the process of undertaking systematic inquiry into our own teaching and our students’ learning in higher education. The six pre-conference workshops, led by experienced scholars, take place October 24th, and include:


  • Get started with SOTL, Andrea Webb and Melanie Hamilton
  • The SoTL Commons: Cultivating a SoTL Culture on Your Campus and Beyond, Brian Smentkowski, Laura Cruz and Balbir Gurm
  • Using self-determination theory (SDT) to inform professional development, understand why active learning works, and foster the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Chantal Levesque-Bristol, Lucas Jeno and Vigdis Vandvik


  • Innovative methodological approaches to SOTL, Stephen Bloch-Schulman, Peter Felten, Johan Geertsema, Yahlnaaw/Aaron Grant and Heather Smith
  • Writing for Publication in SOTL, Mick Healey and Kelly Matthews
  • International perspectives on engaging students in SoTL, Lucy Mercer-Mapstone, Chris Ostrowski, Paul Taylor and Sophia Abbot

Read more about the workshops and the conference here

Register for one free workshop here.
Note: Registration is binding; your department or unit will be billed for no-shows.

Intrigued? Excited? Consider attending the whole conference – it is a rare opportunity in Bergen!

Early Bird registration ends on September 1, 2018. 

Come and experience:

  • 4 plenary talks by Terje Mørland, Elizabeth Minnich, Renuka Vithal, and Torgny Roxå
  • Over 200 papers presenting new research and visions for teaching and learning
  • 28 workshops demonstrating how to implement SoTL concepts and strategies
  • 14 panels offering multiple perspectives on SoTL issues
  • 100 posters displaying research findings and offering opportunities for interaction

Preliminary program here

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