Editorial December 2021


With a big sigh of relief for our extremely patient authors, we, at last, bring you the latest issue of PESTLHE. We have five papers here that the authors have been waiting to be published for a long time now. Thank you to all of you for working with our reviewers who make this all possible.

The last 20 months have been interesting, challenging and a whole host of words and sentiments that I could list here. Each of us has and continues to experience the pandemic very differently. One thing we know is that all of us that share a passion and enthusiasm for SoTL as a way of being educators in higher education today have cherished our communities more than ever before as we share the highs and lows of the evolution and revolutions that colleagues and we have made to their teaching. Thank goodness for your generosity to share this with our constant focus on enhancing our students' learning experiences. So let us continue to ensure strong SoTL underpins decision making about future teaching and learning in higher education whilst we balance the new opportunities new ways of teaching and learning have afforded us without being too quick to remove some of our traditions and reassuring customs and practices. Go gently with yourself and your colleagues, and this will ensure a compassionate, kind and caring higher education that embraces all our students to flourish.

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