Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education

Call for Papers: Innovation in Sustainable Solutions

Expressions of interest are invited for a Special Issue of the Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education on the topic of “Innovation in Sustainable Solutions”. Authors (co-authored submissions are welcome!) are invited to submit a 250-500 word expression of interest, describing a paper they would like to contribute to the Special Issue. Proposed contributions could take the form of empirical papers, review papers, brief reports, or case studies, and are expected to link to existing literature on the topic.

Potential topics for the special issue might include pedagogical approaches within, or the impact of projects or programs focused on sustainable infrastructure and construction, alternative energy, smart cities, or advanced manufacturing. Papers may include success stories, best practices, evidence of curriculum shifts to accommodate new needs, or examples of industry partnering with polytechnics to address their own operational need for talent or innovation.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by Friday, March 1, 2019. Authors of successful proposals will be notified by March 15. Complete papers will be due by August 31, 2019. Authors may be asked to act as peer reviewers for other papers in the special issue.

Questions may be directed to Heidi Marsh (

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The Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE) is an online, open-access journal devoted to publishing peer-reviewed papers that investigate and expand teaching and learning within the polytechnic educational context.

The journal features scholarly work that explores the integration of theory and practice in an authentic manner and education that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship characteristic of the polytechnic model of education.

JIPE especially encourages contributions exploring the impact of innovative teaching and learning practices that push the boundaries of traditional approaches to learning or educational delivery including: inter-disciplinary approaches; the engagement of students with industry, action learning and/or applied learning and research opportunities.

The journal publishes original empirical papers, brief reports, case studies, review papers, and our 'micro-dissemination' option: Innovation Spotlights. The journal welcomes submissions from scholars across the polytechnic and community college sector, both within and outside of Canada.


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