Reschedule of Playful Pedagogy Event May 4th/Call for Book Chapter Abstracts due June 1

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Laura Baecher

May 1, 2022, 10:47:36 AMMay 1
Dear Colleagues:

It has been SUCH a pleasure to gather with you monthly this Spring 2022 in our Playful Pedagogy series!!  We were aiming to do a "Merry-Go-Round" of showcase ideas this week but we will need to reschedule that event, my apologies!

Instead, though, I would like to give you an early invite to submit a chapter for an upcoming book on Playful Pedagogy in Higher Education.  The call will be officially coming out soon, with chapters due in November 2022.  At this point, we are looking just for ABSTRACTS (200-250 words) to be submitted by June 1.  We will then select 15 abstract submissions to invite you to develop into chapters.  You will be notified in June about abstract selection and have around 6 months to develop the chapter.

The goal of the text is to be both practical and theory-driven, and to advance the application of playful pedagogical approaches in higher education. We are seeking to present a comprehensive view of what makes a pedagogical approach “playful”, and to represent the span of playful approaches in terms of:
  • light to serious
  • task-based to semester-long
  • creative and non-competitive (drama, art, music-based tasks) to more competitive/game-like to gamified 
  • undergraduate and graduate/professional school levels
  • humanities and STEM fields/all higher ed subject areas taught
We are interested in how faculty treat sensitive topics/inclusion through play and the role of technology. We envision the chapters including faculty decision-making and thinking in the design process, adding to pedagogical content knowledge, and the learning theories, educational research and curricular philosophies that drive the faculty's playful approach.

Feel free to contact me with any questions about the abstract/chapter requirements!

Deadline for abstracts is June 1, 2022.



Dr. Laura Baecher (hear it pronounced)
Assistant Dean for Academic Technology & Pedagogy | Leadership Fellow 
CUNY Office of Undergraduate Studies, Academic Programs & Policy (OUSAP) 
Professor | Department of Curriculum & Teaching | School of Education
Programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Senior Faculty Fellow | Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching (ACERT)
Hunter College of the City University of New York
695 Park Avenue, W1121
New York, NY 10065

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