Journal of the Learning Sciences: Call for Special Issue Proposals (for 2025)

Journal of the Learning Sciences (JLS) invites proposals for a special issue to be published in 2025. Instructions for preparing a proposal are posted on the JLS website. Proposals are due December 20, 2022 and will be peer reviewed by the journal’s editorial leadership team. We will notify the submitters of the accepted proposal in March 2023.

We are especially interested in proposals that develop emerging areas of research and conceptual/methodological innovations that will shape the future of the field and increase its impact on practice and policy internationally. For example, we welcome proposals that address topics including – and not limited to – understanding learning dynamics and innovations in cultural/geographical contexts that have historically been underrepresented in the Learning Sciences; teacher learning and design; learning and development as part of activism; changing notions of learning, knowing, and teaching in transforming technological and relational contexts; analyses of learning at the intersection of race, equity, and technology development; methodological innovations foregrounding the ethical, political, cognitive, and socio-emotional dimensions of learning across the lifespan, possibly linking to new approaches to learning analytics; and synergies across disciplinary perspectives and frameworks to understand key dimensions of learning and guide research-practice partnerships for educational change.
Authors may refer to our editorial note for example topics and priorities.

We encourage proposals that include and reflect international concerns and perspectives. Towards this end, proposal submissions may include names of suggested authors as well as their institutional affiliations and/or brief description of their geographic areas of expertise.

Susan Jurow and Jianwei Zhang
Co-Editors in Chief, Journal of the Learning Sciences

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