Editorial April 2010


Welcome to the 9th edition of Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PESTLHE) and what is our fifth year of running. The journal readership has been growing steadily and papers come from all over the world and from a cross section of higher education institutions and disciplines. This diversity is reflected in this issue of the journal were the themes explored range from the development of teachers in their role in the University of Otago in New Zealand, to a study that investigated a general education course in a college of the City University of New York (CUNY). The final two papers are from practitioners looking at activities within their courses within UK Higher Education Institutions, one is a study of inquiry based learning in Nursing Studies and the other looks at teaching law to non lawyers.
Authors retain the copyright for their work, while granting the journal the exclusive right of first publication. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings.