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Aims & Scope

Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders (TLCSD) publishes articles that reflect current and exemplary scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) research in speech-language pathology and audiology.

Articles submitted to TLCSD may also reflect current trends in the format of SoTL work, including original research, quantitative or qualitative in nature, reflective essays and case studies, both grounded in the literature. Manuscripts related to teaching and learning in continuing education contexts as well as in higher education will be considered. We invite manuscripts which also fall within the umbrella of evidence-based education in CSD, including:

  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Research: These articles represent new investigations of teaching and learning and could include original research or meta-analyses. Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Research articles clearly reflect a systematic approach to studying teaching and learning that is data-based (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods) in nature.
  • Scholarly Teaching: Scholarly Teaching articles report on the process or impact of applying the results of a published SoTL study (or studies) and describe how these results were applied in a way that supports an evidence-based approach to academic or clinical training for future CSD professionals.
  • Early Discoveries: These submissions represent short reports on emerging and developing research on teaching and learning and could present pilot data or other preliminary results. Early Discoveries are considered to be akin to “research notes,” providing a brief explanation of partial/preliminary results from SoTL inquiry.
  • Reflections on SoTL: Reflections on the SoTL research process that illustrate the complexity of SoTL research and the thought processes involved in any/all steps of this type of inquiry are welcome. Reflections on SoTL must have application to other researchers/settings in order to be considered for publication.
  • Student Voices: These submissions feature work directed by a student engaged in research on teaching and learning. Student Voices articles can include original research, reflections on the SoTL research process or the reporting of pilot/preliminary data. This section is reserved for articles that feature a student as the first author/director of submitted paper.
  • Book Reviews: Two types of Book Reviews will be considered for publication:
    • Critical reviews of SoTL texts specific to speech-language pathology or audiology which examine academic and/or clinical applications to teaching and learning in CSD
    • Reviews of new (non-CSD) SoTL texts which critically examine content and describe possible applications to academic and/or clinical CSD teaching and learning.