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Call for Papers: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Organization: CTRJ Special Issue
Date Posted: 1/16/2020
Primary Category: Special Calls & Announcements

Description & Details

Call for Papers
Clothing and Textiles Research Journal
Focused Issue on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)


The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) is research focused on teaching and learning.  SoTL involves framing a research question related to student learning and systematically investigating it. The research method may include qualitative and quantitative data collection as well as direct and indirect measures. Data analysis may take multiple forms as well. Similar to disciplinary focused research, an important end goal of SoTL is to communicate research findings with members of the professional community so they in turn can build on the work and advance the practice of teaching beyond an individual classroom (Hutchins, Huber, & Ciccone, 2011; Meyer & Kadoph, 2005), therefore CTRJ will publish a focused issue on SoTL in 2022.

Topics for this focused issue may include teaching and learning scholarship related to any textiles and apparel content areas. Manuscripts are sought by scholars who adopt a variety of investigative techniques and use qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods for analysis. Manuscript topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Active learning
  • Assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Case studies about teaching
  • Collaborative teaching
  • Creativity and design scholarship
  • Experiential learning
  • Service learning
  • Teaching innovations
  • Technology and teaching.

For guidance on manuscript development and evaluation criteria, please consult Meyer and Kadolph’s (2005) Figure 2 “Guide for manuscript submission for manuscripts related to the scholarship of teaching” (pp. 212-213). Specifically, the following list will guide the review processes, and therefore, all authors are encouraged to prepare manuscripts with the following criteria in mind (Meyer & Kadolph, 2005, p. 211):

            Clear goals

o   Clearly stated purpose
o   Realistic and achievable goals
o   Important terms are defined

            Adequate preparation

o   Review of pertinent literature, including learning styles and pedagogy

            Appropriate methods

o   Methods/procedure appropriate and effectively used

            Significant results

o   Goals achieved
o   Significant contributions
o   New areas indicated for exploration

            Effective communication

o   Well written and understandable


o   Process reflects refinement based on critical assessment
o   Critical evaluation of outcomes


o   Sufficient detail for replication by others


o   Interest to others in the field; application to a broad range of courses/curricula
o   Contributes to discipline pedagogy

All manuscripts are due July 1, 2021.

  • Manuscript may be as short as 15 or as long as 30 pages in length in double space, following the CTRJ style guide. We set these page guidelines to be able to publish more manuscripts in one issue, if possible. The number of total manuscripts for the focus issue will be decided in consultation with the Editor in Chief to meet the total page requirements set by Sage for one issue.
  • All manuscripts must adhere to CTRJ manuscript submission guidelines. Please note that CTRJ now requires the 7th Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association as the style guide.
  • When entering your manuscript for review, please select “Focus Issue” as the manuscript type. Please see the journal website at the following link:
  • The focus issue is anticipated to be published in 2022.

If you have questions concerning your submission contact co-editors: Sara Marcketti: or Jennifer Banning: or Ann Paulins:



Hutchings, P., Huber, M. T., & Ciccone, A. (2011). The scholarship of teaching and learning reconsidered: Institutional integration and impact. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass

Meyer, D. J. C., & Kadolph, S. J. (2005). The scholarship of teaching and learning in textiles and apparel. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 23(4): 209-215.