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The Learner – July 2013 Newsletter‏

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JULY 2013 NEWSLETTER

Publishing

Journal Issue Released

We are pleased to announce the publication of The International Journal of Literacies, Volume 19, Issue 2.

Copies of this issue are available in our online bookstore.

New Book Published

The Principles of Learning and Teaching
By Adel Al-Bataineh

This primer is intended to provide teachers with the foundational knowledge to understand student learning, develop the necessary skills to plan curriculum and instructional strategies, and enrich teachers’ abilities to assess and manage their classrooms. Each chapter includes a summary, a list of key terms, people and ideas, and discussion questions. Through these resources, the readers are encouraged to discuss, analyze and debate issues that relate to learning and teaching. A teacher’s success depends, to a large degree, on the success of his or her students. To help students succeed, teachers must not only develop a range of pedagogical skills, they must also develop the personal characteristics conducive to effective teaching. The author hopes that that this book will contribute to the advancement of good teaching.

This book is now available in our online bookstore.

Conference

2014 Call for Papers

The Twenty-First International Conference on Learning will be held at the Touro University’s Lander College for Women, New York, New York, USA, 15-17 July 2014. The conference is a site of critical reflection, both by leaders in the field and emerging scholars.

Proposals for paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, roundtables or colloquia are invited, addressing learning through one of the following themes:

* Pedagogy and Curriculum
* Assessment and Evaluation
* Early Childhood Learning
* Learning in Higher Education
* Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning
* Adult, Community and Professional Learning
* Educational Organization and Leadership
* Technologies in Learning
* Learner Diversity and Identities
* Literacies Learning

The deadline for the current round of the call for papers is 6 August 2013. Please visit our website for more information on submitting your proposal, future deadlines, and registering for the conference.

Presenters have the option to submit completed papers to one of the Learner Collection of Journals.  If you are unable to attend the conference, you may still join the community and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to the journal.

We hope you will be able to join us in New York City, USA for this important discussion, and we look forward to receiving your proposal.

Scholar

Second Chance to View the Live Webinar: Scholar – Social Knowledge Platform

July 19, 2013 at 10:30am (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US and Canada)

Due to the popularity of the first installment, we have added a second Live Webinar to demonstrate the capabilities of this innovative new application.

Scholar connects academic peers from around the world in a space that is modulated for serious discourse and the presentation of knowledge works. This webinar will walk participants through the key features of Scholar, including:

* Building your academic profile and list of published works
* Joining a community with a thematic or disciplinary focus
* Establishing a new knowledge community relevant to your field
* Creating new academic work in our innovative publishing space
* Building a peer review network around your work or courses

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In This Issue

Journal Issue Released

New Book Published

2014 Call for Papers

Second Chance to View the Live Webinar: Scholar – Social Knowledge Platform

Forward to a Colleague

The Latest News

Women Are Earning Greater Share of STEM Degrees, but Doctorates Remain Gender-Skewed

The Faulty Logic of the ‘Math Wars’

Public Spending Per Student Drops

Reviewed: Does Spelling Matter? by Simon Horobin

An Eco-Modular Classroom That Helps Kids Learn

Want to Share Your Own News? Email us!

Conference Updates

2014 Conference
15-17 July
New York City, USA

Submit a Proposal
Current Proposal Deadline:
6 August 2013

Register for the Conference
Early Registration Deadline
15 January 2014

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