Everybody involved in teaching has questions about the success of their practice. We deal with some of the questions informally all the time. In other cases, we seek to formalize our enquiry by doing research, and that is what the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is about. This video features several educators defining SoTL more… »
Creating an action plan to examine key questions about improving student learning outcomes in a specific discipline area using your own course and teaching practice, informed by the research of others, to build your SoTL plan.
Many SoTL practitioners, publications, and journals list potential benefits of a proactive approach to classroom scholarship, some of which are articulated in the video SoTL: Why Care? The Making a Case for SoTL video by the Elon University Center for Engaged Learning also makes a case for institutions to support those faculty engaged in more… »
Now we move into the phase where you will outline a research plan for an SoTL project in your area of interest. You will be doing your work in a document that will be used for the remaining activities in this module, and eventually shared in a SoTL Research Plan Folder with the ones done by more… »
Now comes the interesting part: designing a SoTL project of your own. Based on the Scholar module and its consideration and design links, continue to build your own SoTL plan using the document created in the Refine Your SoTL activity (a copy of the template as a Google Doc or downloaded MS Word file). Include considerations of any more… »
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 more… »
Now that you have completed the sections of the Scholarship module, you can begin to share your ideas with your peers and colleagues. One last activity is required to complete the Scholar module. It includes the following components: Share your SoTL Research Plan in the SoTL Folder. If you worked on your project plan as more… »