Exploring SoTL through international collaborative writing groups


  • Mick Healey Healey HE Consultants and University of Gloucestershire
  • Beth Marquis McMaster University
  • Susan Vajoczki McMaster University




collaborative writing, international co-authoring, scholarship of teaching and learning, writer's experience


This article outlines an initiative to explore aspects of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) through facilitating international collaborative writing groups (ICWGs) in a year-long process. The principles and methods by which the topics and groups were selected and how the writing process was supported are described, and an initial discussion of the initiative’s outcomes and the participants’experience is provided. The article concludes with a brief introduction to the set of papers produced by the groups included in this special issue.


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Author Biographies

Mick Healey, Healey HE Consultants and University of Gloucestershire

Mick Healey is an HE Consultant and Researcher and Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.

Beth Marquis, McMaster University

Beth Marquis is an Assistant Professor in the Arts & Science Program at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

Susan Vajoczki, McMaster University

The late Sue Vajoczki was Director of the Centre for Leadership in Learning and an Associate Professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University.


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Healey, M., Foote, K., & Hay, I. (eds.). (2000). International perspectives on learning and teaching geography in higher education, set of nine papers, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 24(2), 217-298.

Pawson, E. (ed.). (2008). The INLT symposium: Brisbane 2006, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 32(1), 33-149.

Seel, R. (2006). Liquid café. Retrieved from http://www.new-paradigm.co.uk/liquid_cafe.htm

Solem, M. (ed.) (2011). Changing geography in higher education: Towards a scholarship of academic practice: Papers from the 2010 INLT workshop, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 35(3), 311-455.




How to Cite

Healey, Mick, Beth Marquis, and Susan Vajoczki. 2013. “Exploring SoTL through International Collaborative Writing Groups”. Teaching and Learning Inquiry 1 (2):3-8. https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.1.2.3.