Reflective practice is a key component of SoTL activity.  Often, it is the reflections that practitioners make on their work that become the stimuli for their research ideas.

In this latter phase of your planning process you should reflect on the process so far as you plan for the ways your project will be published and shared.

Before you present or publish your own SoTL research, take the time to examine and learn from what others have done. As an example, we look at a project from Simon Fraser University.

The SoTL research involved professors in the Mathematics Department along with professional staff from the Centre for Teaching and Learning. The team produced a number of videos and mounted them on a YouTube video channel as an advance organizer for large-enrollment, first-year calculus classes. The videos were designed to serve as self-study teaching materials for a flipped classroom teaching model that the researchers implemented. They conducted research, produced presentations using PowerPoint slides, and published and disseminated papers on the SoTL study.

  • Have a good look at each of the SoTL research outputs from the SFU Math project— especially the demonstrations of scholarship—from the SFU SoTL study. Reflect on your own project planning and think ahead to how you might share your results
  • Update the last section of your SoTL research plan with a dissemination strategy for making public the key findings of your research study. Use the document (a copy of the template as a Google Doc or downloaded MS Word file) created in the Refine Your SoTL activity and modified in the Design Your SoTL Project activity.
  • If you are using a Google Doc, click the Share button in the top right, then Get Sharable Link to find the web address for sharing your document for others to view. Use this address when you add your response to this activity or upload the current version of your MS Word document version.

This activity is part of the Publishing and/or Presenting Your SoTL Research section of the Scholar Module.

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