Call for Papers for the IJAP 2020 Issue!

We are currently calling for submissions with an extension to our original September deadline through to 2nd November 2020.

Journal Overview

The Irish Journal of Academic Practice (IJAP) is published online once annually by the LTTC at Technological University Dublin. IJAP is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes scholarly and practice-based articles, case studies, opinion & reflective pieces and reviews relating to learning, teaching, assessment and technology within higher education. It is our aim that IJAP will inspire, educate, stimulate and engage its readership. Like other such journals, IJAP is essential for driving future improvement in, and continuing to raise the profile of Teaching and Learning across the Irish higher education sector. Teaching is of fundamental importance for future generations, and we need to harness the very best evidence to enable our teachers to grow and develop - IJAP certainly provides this!


This journal is a vehicle for the academics who are involved in pedagogic research to disseminate their work to a wider audience. The participants are drawn from different components of the third level sector in Ireland including vocational, further and higher education. Such a graduate journal is a good place to learn the ‘ropes’ of the publishing process, and try out ideas in early stages of research and study. If you are thinking of ways to disseminate your evidence-based practice, case studies are an excellent way to achieve impact and visibility of research work; sources of inspiration for your paper can be current "hot topics", your reflective teaching notes or of course, your own research.

Journal Focus and Scope

IJAP articles are drawn from the areas of learning, teaching, technology and professional development. Special emphasis is on innovative practices in teaching and learning. Last year, IJAP was published as a Special Issue on the first year anniversary of the Technological University Dublin: “Ireland has a new Technological University – insights and foresights”. Articles from the 2011-2018 Issues are from graduates of the postgraduate programmes in the LTTC, Teaching Fellows across the institution, and academic staff locally, nationally and internationally who are engaging with pedagogic research.

Process and Key Dates

• Colleagues are invited to submit full articles by 2nd November 2020, when they will be sent out for peer review.

• Publication of the new issue is expected in late November 2020.

IJAP Informational video

Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1 (2020)



Learning from and Engaging with Assessment and Feedback (LEAF): Growing Practice
Emma Robinson, Ziene Mottiar, Greg Byrne, Jane Courtney, Geraldine Gorham, Anne Hurley, Louise Lynch, Leanne Harris, and Denise O'Leary


What Could Really Excellent Civic Engagement Look Like in a Technological University?
Catherine Bates, Sarah Gavra Boland, Catherine Lynch, and Eoin Mooney