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Writing for Learning Learning『学習の学習』応募規定

Updated August 2017

Learning Learning is the Learner Development SIG newsletter and is published online bi-annually, in the Spring and Autumn. It has a specific ISSN number (ISSN 1882-1103), and features cutting edge articles in various formats that relate to people’s ideas, reflections, experiences, and interests to do with learner development, learner autonomy, and teacher autonomy. Many different SIG members contribute to each issue of Learning Learning, and, by doing so, create a sense of shared community and learning together. Please feel free to contribute too and make connections within the SIG and beyond.

『学習の学習』はLD SIGのニュースレターで、年に2回(春と秋)オンライン出版されています(ISSN 1882-1103)。学習者の成長、学習者と教員の自律に関するアイディア、省察、経験や興味に関連したさまざま形式の原稿を収録しています。SIGの多くのメンバーが『学習の学習』に寄稿し、共同体の意識を築き共に学習しています。どうぞ奮ってご投稿され、SIG内でのまたそれを超えた繋がりを築いてください。

Contributions / 寄稿

We encourage new writing and new writers and are happy to work with you in developing your writing. We would be delighted to hear from you about your ideas, reflections, experiences, and interests to do with learner development, learner autonomy, and teacher autonomy.

これまでにない形式のもの、また新しい方々からのご投稿をお待ちしております。内容についてもぜひご相談ください。みなさまのご意見やお考え、ご経験、そして学習者の成長、学習者と教師の自律性に関することなど、ぜひお聞かせください。

We welcome contributions for the Fall issue of 2017, with the pre-publication deadline of September 30th.

  • November 2017: Learning Learning 24(3) September 30th, 2017

Ideally, we would like to hear from you well before the deadline, but in reality, the door is always open, so feel free to contact one of the editors when you are ready:

  • learninglearning.editor ATMARK gmail DOT com

Formats and lengths / 形式と長さ

Learning Learning is your space for continuing to make the connections that interest you. You are warmly invited and encouraged to contribute to the next issue of Learning Learning in either English and/or Japanese. In order to provide access and opportunities for Learner Development SIG members to take part in the SIG’s activities, we welcome writing in different formats and lengths about issues connected with learner and teacher development, such as:

『学習の学習』は会員の皆様に興味ある繋がりを築きつづけるスペースです。次号の『学習の学習』への日本語(もしくは英語、及びニ言語で)の投稿を募集しています。メンバーの皆様にSIGの活動にご参加いただきたく、形式や長さを問わず、学習者および教師の成長に関する以下のような原稿をお待ちしております。

Short articles on issues to do with learner/teacher development and autonomy / 学習者と教師の成長・自律に関する小論

#1: short individual articles (1,200 – 2,500 words): 小論(単著) (約3,600-7,500字)

#2: short group-written articles (1,200 – 4,000 words): 小論(共著)(約3,600-12,000字)

Reflective writing about learning for learner/teacher development and autonomy /学習に関する省察 ー 学習者と教師の成長・自律を目指して

#1: particular puzzles that you and/or your learners have about their learning, practices, development, autonomy, and so on, and inviting other Learning Learning readers to respond (1,000 words or more):ご自身や学習者の悩み(学習、実践、成長、自律など)に関して、LL読者と一緒に考えましょう。(約4,000字)

#2: dialogue with (an)other SIG member(s) (1,000 to 2,000 words):SIGメンバー同士の対話 (約4,000字-8,000字)stories of learners becoming autonomous (about 500 to 1,000 words): 自律・成長する学習者に関する話 (約2,000字-4,000字)

#3: stories of your learning and teaching practices: success and failure (about 500 to 1,000 words):学習・教育実践の成功談・失敗談 (約2,000字-4,000字)

Members’ voices / メンバーの声

#1: a short personal profile of yourself as a learner and teacher and your interest in  learner development (about 500 to 1,000 words) :学習者・教員としての自身のプロフィールと学習者の成長に関する興味 (約2,000字-4,000字)

#2: a story of your ongoing interest in, and engagement with, particular learner development (and/or learner autonomy) issues (about 500 to 1,000 words) :学習者の成長や学習者の自律に関する興味や取り組み (約2,000字-4,000字)

#3: a short profile of your learner development research interests and how you hope to develop your research (about 500 to 1,00 words) :学習者の成長に関する研究内容と今後の研究の展望 (約2,000字-4,000字)

#4: a short profile of your working context and the focus on learner development/learner autonomy that a particular institution takes and/or is trying to develop in a particular curriculum (about 500 to 1,000 words):教育環境の紹介、所属機関やカリキュラムにおける学習者の成長や自律に関する取り組み (約2,000字-4,000字)

Research & reviews / 研究 & レビュー

#1: summaries and accounts of new graduate research (1,200 – 2,500 words) :大学院での研究内容の要約やその振り返り (約2,400字-5,000字)

#2: proposals for a joint project/joint research (about 500 to 1,000 words): 協働プロジェクト・リサーチの提案 (約2,000字-4,000字)

#3: reports (of a conference presentation, research project, particular pedagogic practice, and so on, to do with learner development) (about 500 to 1,000 words): レポート(学習者の成長に関する学会発表、研究プロジェクト、教育実践など)(約2,000-4,000字)

#4: reports of research in progress (about 500 to 1,000 words): 研究中間報告(約2,000字-4,000字)

#5: book, website, article reviews (about 750 to 1,500 words):書籍、ウェブサイト、論文の批評(約3,000字-6,000字)

Free space / フリー・スペース

#1: photographs, drawings, and/or other visual materials about learner development, and/or related to learner autonomy:学習者の成長や自律に関する写真、絵、視覚資料

#2: activities and tips for learner development/autonomy (about 500 to 1,000 words) :学習者の成長・自律を促す活動やヒントの紹介 (約1,000字-2,000字)

#3: some other piece of writing that you would like to contribute and that is related to learner development :その他の学習者の成長に関する執筆

#4: poems… and much more: 詩、その他。

Our publications door is always open, so feel free to contact one of the editorial team when you are ready at <learninglearning dot editor AT MARK gmail dot com>. Many thanks!

投稿はいつでも可能ですので、編集者にお気軽にお問い合わせください。お待ちしております!<learninglearning dot editor AT MARK gmail dot com>

  • Arnold Arao: learninglearning dot editor AT MARK gmail dot com (layout/editing)
  • Andy Barfield: barfield dot andy AT MARK gmail dot com (members’ voices/editing)
  • Chika Hayashi: c-hayashi AT MARK hotmail dot com (translation/Japanese editing coordinator)
  • Tokiko Hori: thori AT MARK soka dot ac dot jp (translation/Japanese editing)
  • Daniel Hougham: d.hougham AT MARK gmail dot com (editing)
  • Yoshio Nakai: yonakai AT MARK mail dot doshisha dot ac dot jp (translation/Japanese editing)
  • Hugh Nicoll: hnicoll AT MARK gmail dot com (webmastering/editing)
  • Yoko Sakurai: sakurai1210 AT MARK hotmail dot com (grant awardee essays)
  • Koki Tomita: tomita.koki AT MARK gmail dot com (translation/Japanese editing)