Title

Writing, Developing, and Publishing Your Aviation Book

Presenter Email

suzanne.kearns@uwaterloo.ca

Location

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

Start Date

14-8-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

14-8-2018 2:30 PM

Submission Type

Presentation

Keywords

book authorship, textbook, academic monograph, publication

Abstract

As the aviation industry faces a projected shortage of aviation professionals internationally, it is increasingly important to guide and support the next generation on their path towards competence. Part of this support will require skilled teachers and researchers to contribute to aviation education through the publication of their knowledge and expertise within books.

A challenge is that, through their educational journey, most aviation academics are taught the process of writing and publishing their research within academic journals. Very little direct guidance on the process, types, and publication venues of books is available.

The purpose of this presentation is to outline the different pathways to book publication for aviation academics and educators: vanity publishers, academic monographs (solely authored or edited volumes), and textbooks. Each will be discussed, along with pitfalls to be avoided along the path to publication.

In addition, as a significant body of research exists which outlines the features of books that best support student learning and engagement, a discussion of how to develop the structure, flow, and instructional design elements of a high-quality book will be included.

Comments

Presented during Session 5: Educating Students in Aviation

Presenter Biography

Dr. Suzanne Kearns is an Associate Professor who teaches in the aviation programs at the University of Waterloo in Canada. She is a former aeroplane and helicopter pilot, holds Bachelor and Master degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (DB) and a PhD in Education, and is the author or co-author of four books and a variety of academic journal and trade articles. She supports other book authors as the Series Editor of Routledge’s ‘Aviation Fundamentals’ textbook series. She is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Vice-Chair of the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals programme with the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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Aug 14th, 1:00 PM Aug 14th, 2:30 PM

Writing, Developing, and Publishing Your Aviation Book

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

As the aviation industry faces a projected shortage of aviation professionals internationally, it is increasingly important to guide and support the next generation on their path towards competence. Part of this support will require skilled teachers and researchers to contribute to aviation education through the publication of their knowledge and expertise within books.

A challenge is that, through their educational journey, most aviation academics are taught the process of writing and publishing their research within academic journals. Very little direct guidance on the process, types, and publication venues of books is available.

The purpose of this presentation is to outline the different pathways to book publication for aviation academics and educators: vanity publishers, academic monographs (solely authored or edited volumes), and textbooks. Each will be discussed, along with pitfalls to be avoided along the path to publication.

In addition, as a significant body of research exists which outlines the features of books that best support student learning and engagement, a discussion of how to develop the structure, flow, and instructional design elements of a high-quality book will be included.