Everything transforms. The landscapes we think are immutable, the convictions we mistakenly think are unshakeable. In the world of higher education, as elsewhere, nothing is completely lost, much is created, and everything is in constant flux.
Change is a constant. No one can escape it. Everyone approaches it differently.
There's the change we want, and the change we're forced to make.
The change that unites and the change that divides.
The change that is useful and the change that is useless.
The change that is too fast and offends our sensibilities.
The change that, on the contrary, is urgent but treads water.
And finally, there's the most powerful change of all, the change that pushes us to learn, unlearn and relearn (Alvin Toffler, 1970) and makes us lifelong learners.
This call for contributions invites people from the world of higher education to reflect on their relationship with change and to submit an article to the Pédagogie collégiale journal to enrich the thematic issue—When Everything Transforms—to be published in spring/summer 2024. The intention is to take a plural, cross-disciplinary look at the transformations underway, desirable and/or necessary within the college network. The idea of the thematic issue is to combine in-depth reflections, inspiring practices, illuminating ideas and views from a variety of epistemological and disciplinary perspectives.


In need of inspiration?
Topics of interest for this issue include:
  • Recognizing the importance of 21st century competencies, such as critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and communication, in education and higher education;
  • The changing nature of the student population and its relationship to knowledge, and what this means for education, such as the rise of active learning;
  • Challenging traditional evaluation methods in favour of authentic, formative approaches, and building a more positive relationship with learning assessment;
  • Attention to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and the creation of learning environments that are inclusive of people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Raising awareness of contemporary psychological challenges, mental health and the well-being of the college community;
  • The push to internationalize education, the challenges of cultural diversity and the social and pedagogical integration of international students;
  • Managing change in higher education;
  • The impact on individuals, communities and the environment of the frenetic pace of life and programmed obsolescence that characterize our era, and from which the educational environment is not exempt;
  • The critical role of adaptation and lifelong learning in an ever-changing world, and the changing relationship of teachers to professional development.
Does this theme appeal to you?
The call for papers for this thematic issue closed on January 15, 2024. General articles may be submitted at any time by e-mail [revue@aqpc.qc.ca] to the editor-in-chief, Anne-Marie Paquette.