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Enhancing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through a national journal – challenges and possibilities

Elmgren, Maja; Larsson, Maria LU ; Sonesson, Anders LU and Fjellström, Mona (2015) EuroSoTL 2015
Abstract
Högre utbildning (meaning Higher Education) is a Swedish peer-reviewed Open Access journal launched in 2010. The purpose for starting the journal was twofold: to support the development of knowledge about teaching and learning in a primarily Swedish and Nordic Higher education context, and to support the development of SoTL. In International journals perspectives from Britain, Australia and North America dominate, and any questions related to the context of Swedish higher education may be of lesser interest unless as part of a comparative study. Also in these journals, authors are often researchers of Higher education.
The first issue of Högre Utbildning was published in 2011, and to date nine issues have been published.... (More)
Högre utbildning (meaning Higher Education) is a Swedish peer-reviewed Open Access journal launched in 2010. The purpose for starting the journal was twofold: to support the development of knowledge about teaching and learning in a primarily Swedish and Nordic Higher education context, and to support the development of SoTL. In International journals perspectives from Britain, Australia and North America dominate, and any questions related to the context of Swedish higher education may be of lesser interest unless as part of a comparative study. Also in these journals, authors are often researchers of Higher education.
The first issue of Högre Utbildning was published in 2011, and to date nine issues have been published. From the start, the number of submissions slowly but steadily has increased. Authors are primarily from Sweden, but also from other Nordic countries. Topics range from teacher ethics to national systems of quality. Authors are sometimes teachers/researchers from the field of education but more commonly from other fields of teaching and research. Many studies relates to the authors’ own teaching and subject field, thus qualifying their work as both educational research and Scholarship of teaching and learning.
Our impression is that Högre utbildning has filled a gap for Swedish (and Nordic) university teachers and scholars by providing a peer-reviewed forum for dissemination that is one stepping stone above the local report or conference proceedings and one below, or rather next to, the international journals. We argue that similar gaps exists in other countries or regions as well and suggest that journals similar to our can contribute to the formation of both scholarly knowledge and practises.
As editors we would like to share our experiences from the first four years of Högre utbildning.
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  abstract     = {<i>Högre utbildning</i> (meaning Higher Education) is a Swedish peer-reviewed Open Access journal launched in 2010. The purpose for starting the journal was twofold: to support the development of knowledge about teaching and learning in a primarily Swedish and Nordic Higher education context, and to support the development of SoTL. In International journals perspectives from Britain, Australia and North America dominate, and any questions related to the context of Swedish higher education may be of lesser interest unless as part of a comparative study. Also in these journals, authors are often researchers of Higher education. <br/>The first issue of <i>Högre Utbildning</i> was published in 2011, and to date nine issues have been published. From the start, the number of submissions slowly but steadily has increased. Authors are primarily from Sweden, but also from other Nordic countries. Topics range from teacher ethics to national systems of quality. Authors are sometimes teachers/researchers from the field of education but more commonly from other fields of teaching and research. Many studies relates to the authors’ own teaching and subject field, thus qualifying their work as both educational research and Scholarship of teaching and learning. <br/>Our impression is that <i>Högre utbildning</i> has filled a gap for Swedish (and Nordic) university teachers and scholars by providing a peer-reviewed forum for dissemination that is one stepping stone above the local report or conference proceedings and one below, or rather next to, the international journals. We argue that similar gaps exists in other countries or regions as well and suggest that journals similar to our can contribute to the formation of both scholarly knowledge and practises. <br/>As editors we would like to share our experiences from the first four years of <i>Högre utbildning. </i><br/>},
  author       = {Elmgren, Maja and Larsson, Maria and Sonesson, Anders and Fjellström, Mona},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Enhancing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through a national journal – challenges and possibilities},
  year         = {2015},
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