Special issue for 2022: Learning in and through the arts

In November we issued a call for proposals for the next special issue, to be published in in 2021. We received 7 very good proposals, which were discussed by two independent meetings of associate editors: one for the those in the US and Canada, and one for those in Europe and Asia. We selected a proposal on learning in and through the arts, to be edited by Keith Sawyer and Erica Halverson. This proposal received the strongest support in the review and addresses an important need to extend the reach of JLS into domains of learning that are not yet well-represented in JLS. We are excited to be working on this special issue with Keith and Erica. They will issue an open call for abstracts soon.

Jan and Susan

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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.”