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TESOL Journal

TESOL Journal

TESOL Journal (TJ) is a refereed, practitioner-oriented electronic journal based on current theory and research in the field of TESOL. TJ is a forum for second and foreign language educators at all levels to engage in the ways that research and theorizing can inform, shape, and ground teaching practices and perspectives. Articles enable an active and vibrant professional dialogue about research- and theory-based practices as well as practice-oriented theorizing and research. 

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December 2018 Special Issue of TESOL Journal
Creativity in Pre K-12 Classrooms and Contexts
Special Issue Editors: Judy Sharkey and Yuliya Ardasheva
Deadline for Manuscript Submission:
September 30, 2017

This special topics issue of the TJ is guided by the overarching question: “What is the role of creativity in enhancing students’ learning and/or teachers’ professional development?” We are interested in contributions from pre-K-12 (pre-elementary, middle, and secondary) contexts around the world.

Creativity is conceptualized and enacted in a variety of ways (see, e.g., Jones, 2015; Jones & Richards, 2016), including but not limited to artistic expression (e.g., drama-based approaches, digital literacies in schools), arts-based approaches to language and language use (e.g., multimodality, translanguaging, creative grammar/vocabulary instruction), reclaiming the Arts in the time of an increased focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEAM), and responses to challenging circumstances (e.g., restrictive policies, scripted curriculum, lack of resources).

Potential topics include but are not limited to:
1. creativity in curriculum development and implementation,
2. creativity in instructional approaches and implementation,
3. creativity in space use (e.g., community and online spaces),
4. creativity across the language domains,
5. research approaches and interpretations (including practitioner research).

Please upload your submissions, Feature Article, Readers Respond, Current Issues in TESOL, or Technology in English Language Teaching (see detailed descriptions on the journal webpage to the TJ online submission system indicating that your submission is for the Special Issue on the relevant submission question and also by selecting Special Issue as the article type. For all submissions, please refer to the Author Guidelines on the TESOL Journal web page.

Submission of manuscripts: September 30, 2017
Peer reviews of the manuscripts sent to author(s): December 1, 2017
Revised/Final version of manuscripts received by editors though online submission: March 1, 2018
Final manuscript submitted to publisher: July 1, 2018
Anticipated publication: December, 2018