Call for JLS Special Issue Proposals

Journal of the Learning Sciences is inviting proposals for a special issue, to be published in 2021. Instructions for preparing a proposal are posted on the Instructions to Authors at the publisher’s website, Proposals are due November 15, 2018 and will be peer reviewed by the journal’s editorial leadership team. Submitters of the accepted proposal will be notified by the end of January, 2019.

In general, we are interested in proposals on emerging themes in the field. For example, proposals that take up the call for research that has impact on teaching and policymaking that was elaborated in a guest editorial in issue 27 (1); proposals on teacher education and professional development; proposals that consider social justice, power and ethics in the learning sciences; and so on. This list is not meant to limit the range of possibilities but to provide some examples of possible themes.

This call is part of a new strategy to publish about one special issue per year, as starting in 2019 JLS will publish 5 issues per year.

Jan Van Aalst and Susan Yoon, Co-editors in Chief

Related Articles

JLS Outstanding Paper (2022): Utilizing dance resources for learning and engagement in STEM

This paper authored by Folashadé Solomon, Dionne Champion, Mariah Steele and Tracey Wright received the Outstanding Paper Award from the Journal of the Learning Sciences. As the selection panel comments, “By employing culturally responsive pedagogy, the authors established a connection between the learning of physics and dance education, thereby promoting access and equity…The meticulous analysis provided insights into how dance, as an embodied form of knowledge, facilitated a transformation in the black girls’ relationship with physics.”