Welcome to the inaugural issue, Volume 1 of Imagining SoTL: Selections from the Banff Symposium.
Imagining SoTL: Selections from the Banff Symposium, an open access publication, stems from the annual Symposium for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), hosted by Mount Royal University’s Mokakiiks Centre for SoTL. In our inaugural publication of Imagining SoTL (IS), we invited all presenters at the 2019 Symposium to submit full papers (4,000-6,000 words including references) based upon their presentations for peer review. The first issue represents a selection of original research contributions in the scholarship of teaching and learning emerging from the Symposium.
The Mokakiiks Centre for SoTL is located in Treaty 7 territory, the hereditary homelands of the Niitsitapi (the Blackfoot Confederacy), Îyârhe Nakoda, and Tsuut'ina Nations. When asked to translate the previous name of the Institute for SoTL, Blackfoot elder Leo Fox suggested the word ksimstaani, which means ‘imagining.’ We name the publication after this inspiring way of thinking about SoTL as possibility and potential for transformation.
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