Asian Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Asian Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (AJSoTL) is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal. AJSoTL seeks to create and nurture a global network of academics and educators who will discuss ongoing changes and future trends in tertiary education.

Past Issues

Year 2015

Volume 5, Number 2 (June 2015)

I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.

- Sir Arthur C. Clarke (British writer, science author and futurist)

Volume 5, Number 1 (March 2015)

"There is a lot of hope and misunderstanding around online learning and its relation to in-person learning ... it isn't an either-or proposition, but rather that the most likely future is one in which online experiences enrich the physical ones and vice versa ... educators, parents, and learners can move us all to a world where technology makes the classroom more human, not less.

- SALMAN KHAN, Founder, Khan Academy

Year 2014

Volume 4, Number 4 (December 2014)

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive and attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

- John Buchan, Scottish novelist and Governor-General of Canada

Volume 4, Number 3 (September 2014)

Let us decide on the route that we wish to take to pass our life, and attempt to sow that route with flowers.


- Émilie du Châtelet French Enlightenment mathematician and author

Volume 4, Number 2 (June 2014)

[Researchers discover Southeast Asian tree frogs that show unusual care for spawn. The discovery, which was made by Assistant Professor David Bickford and PhD student Ms Sinlan Poo from the NUS Department of Biological Sciences, was recently published as the cover story in a popular magazine of nature and science, Natural History, in May 2014.]


The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.


- Rachel Carson

JNUSTA Volume 4, Number 1 (March 2014)

True brilliance is the ability to take what knowledge you harbor and use it in ways to benefit all those around you.  

- Anon.

Year 2013

JNUSTA Volume 3, Number 4 (November 2013)

Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.  

- Steve Jobs

JNUSTA Volume 3, Number 3 (August 2013)

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.  

- Albert Schweitzer

JNUSTA Volume 3, Number 2 (May 2013)

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn [one's] back on life.  

- Eleanor Roosevelt

JNUSTA Volume 3, Number 1 (February/March 2013)

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.  

- Elisabeth kubler-Ross

Year 2012

JNUSTA Volume 2, Number 4 (November 2012)

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.


- Calvin Coolidge

JNUSTA Volume 2, Number 3 (August 2012)

A [person] should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across [her] mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages.


- Ralph Waldo Emerson (adapted)

JNUSTA Volume 2, Number 2 (May 2012)

The development of [the] world of thought is in a certain sense a continual flight from 'wonder'.  

- Albert Einstein

JNUSTA Volume 2, Number 1 (February 2012)

Words open the soul’s window to ideas and the discourse of words is how we grope our way to conversation and, when conversation can be stripped of its inequalities and hidden hegemonies, how we eventually become capable of cooperation, of common life with others, and even of justice.  

- Benjamin R. Barber, Jihad vs. McWorld, 127

Year 2011

JNUSTA Special Issue: Global Education Volume 1, Number 1 (November 2011)

If I had long been reading the face of the world with the eyes of a writer, I now read it anew with even greater intensity. Nothing was too petty to escape my attention. If I went for a walk -- and I was constantly seeking excuses to take a walk, “to explore,” as I put it -- it was for the deliberate purpose of transforming myself into an enormous eye. Seeing the common, everyday things in this new light I was often transfixed. The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnified world in itself. Almost an “unrecognizable” world. Miller, H. (1964). Henry Miller on writing. Selected by Thomas H. Moore. New York: New Directions.  

- Henry Miller