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. After reviewing the Key Characteristics of the 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.
What keeps you going? What motivates you? We’ve provided a list that describes potential benefits to help motivate you to become more engaged in SoTL activities, the WIIFM value! Reflect upon the things that make you love teaching and complete the following activity. Improved outcomes and assessment scores. Useful data for assessments, program reviews, retention 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 more… »
Now comes the fun part: designing a SoTL project of your own. In this activity you will review the Scholar module information you have been presented with, any considerations and design links, and will continue to design and build your own SoTL plan using the document created in the Outline Your SoTL activity To Do: Update the SoTL more… »
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. 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 more… »
Now that you have completed the sections of the Scholarship module, you can begin to share your ideas with your peers and colleagues! To Do: Part 1 Write a reflective response. Your response to this activity should reflect your thinking from the beginning of the Scholarship module to the point now where you have planned more… »