International Journal of Innovation in Education

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Dr. Des Hewitt
ISSN online: 1755-1528
ISSN print: 1755-151X
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IJIIE subscribes to a broad understanding of innovation in education in order to provide a wide platform for academic and practitioner discussion to create knowledge and exchange ideas on this issue. IJIIEs key features include a commitment to research in schools, colleges and other educational settings; innovative approaches to problems in education which provide new and effective solutions to challenges; and research-inspired solutions to educational issues which have an impact in the widest sense of the term.


 Topics covered include

  • Strategies of innovation in education (classroom, school and system levels)
  • Case studies of innovation in education (classroom, school and system levels)
  • Theoretical understanding of the nature of innovation in education
  • The dilemmas and tensions of innovation in education
  • Policies associated with innovation in education
  • Leadership issues in achieving innovation in education
  • Innovative training and development issues in education
  • Technologies, techniques and tools for innovation in education
  • Emergence of new forms of education
  • Diversity in the current and future education landscape
  • The relationship between innovation in education and other disciplines such as knowledge management, organisational learning and human resource management
  • Innovation in education through school/university-industry collaboration

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IJIIE aims to present research across a wide scope based on the interconnection between education and innovation, based on the following notions:

  • Innovation involves invention: this means doing something differently or finding new ways of approaching old problems.
  • Innovation often involves incremental change: subtle changes over a longer period of time can produce innovation, sometimes more effectively than waiting for the grand-gesture change.
  • Innovation should not be confused with the latest trend, which is more likely to be the latest fashion than a genuinely different way of doing things.
  • Innovation is focused on improvement: change for change's sake is pointless.

In particular, we are keen to explore and examine the diversity in the current and future education landscape worldwide. We are also interested in how innovation and diversity may be an integral part of a coherent and powerful classroom, school or education system strategy, and the dilemmas and tensions faced in pursuing innovation while maintaining quality assurance in education.

Authors submitting to IJIIE are required to point out clearly the innovative aspect of their educational work in order to be considered for publication.


IJIIE aims to promote understanding and dialogue across national and cultural borders on the issues of innovation in education by serving as a platform where new theories and research findings can be shared internationally. The journal will be of interest to and welcomes worldwide contributions from academics, researchers, policy makers, school leaders and education practitioners.


The journal publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics with regard to innovation in education will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Hewitt, Des, University of Warwick, UK

Executive Editor

  • McCormack, Lorraine, University of Roehampton, UK

Associate Editor

  • Seo, Kay K., University of Cincinnati, USA

Editorial Advisor

  • Ng, Pak Tee, National Institute of Education, Singapore

Editorial Board Members

  • Birkenkrahe, Marcus Speh, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany
  • deNoyelles, Aimee, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Kimmelmann, Nicole, Universität Paderborn, Germany
  • Mawson, Kate, University of Warwick, UK
  • Schmitz, Sigrid, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Scholl, Margit, Technical University of Applied Science Wildau, Germany


A few essentials for publishing in this journal


  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
  • All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
  • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
  • There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.


Submission process


All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

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