Schole: Special Issue Call for Papers

Scholarship on Teaching and Learning in Leisure Studies and Recreation Education: Measuring Student Learning Outcomes

A special issue of Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education will be published in February 2014.  Researchers are invited to submit manuscripts that explore the measurement of student learning outcomes in leisure studies, recreation, parks, tourism and related programs.

Reliable and valid measurement of student learning outcomes is of particular relevance in leisure studies and recreation education today due to recent changes in accreditation requirements at both the university/college and program level.  Evaluating student learning outcomes is still a relatively new process for many leisure studies and recreation education programs, and departments will benefit greatly by the sharing of scholarly information on this topic.

The purpose of this special issue is to provide a forum for authors to share empirical studies or scholarly conceptual papers that explore the measurement of student learning outcomes. Topics could range from the development of reliable and valid instruments for measuring student learning, to methods used to assess student learning related to particular learning outcomes.

It an honor to announce that Dan Dustin, Gary Ellis and Michael Blaze have accepted invitations to write philosophical, methodological, and pragmatic papers and Erik Rosegard and Craig Ross have agreed to serve as Guest Editors for this special issue. We hope you will consider being a part of this momentous occasion and submit your materials.

Submission Deadline is Friday, August 23, 2013

Specific questions and submissions should be addressed to:

John Henry Pommier, Ph.D., CTRS
Co-Editor, Schole
Professor and Chair
Indiana State University
Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
812.237.4065 (o)
812.237.2493 (f)
John.Pommier@indstate.edu