“ an activity has to manifest three essential features, it should: be public, subject to peer review and evaluation, and accessible for exchange and use by members of one’s disciplinary community”. Lee Shulman
Checklist on publishing a pedagogical research paper (1)
1. Should I try this out first in a conference, seminar or workshop? If so, where?
2. Have I read the literature relevant to this? Do I know where my contribution will fit? What other work am I building on?
3. Have I researched possible publication outlets (considered at least 3)? Does it best fit in the education literature of my discipline or related disciplines, or in the more general teaching and learning literature in higher education?
4. If I, or one of my colleagues in another university, encountered this paper what questions would I expect to have been answered? What does the reader need to know to make sense of what I have done?
5. Does the title make really clear what this is about? (quirky or obscure titles are to be avoided until you are famous!)