Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


Laurie Richlin, in "Blueprint for Learning" (Stylus, 2006), presented the following distinction between scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning:

Scholarly Teaching Process:

  1. Identify big questions in a course
  2. Select teaching goals
  3. Design learning objectives
  4. Consult literature
  5. Choose and use learning experiences
  6. Conduct systematic observation and assessment
  7. Document observations
  8. Analyze results
  9. Obtain peer evaluation

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:

  1. Take results from scholarly teaching process...
  2. Identify key issues
  3. Synthesize results
  4. Place results into context of knowledge base
  5. Prepare manuscript
  6. Submit for peer review
  7. Disseminate - publish and present

 

Teaching Journals Directory provides a searchable, sortable list of journals that publish the scholarship of teaching and learning and address general issues of higher education.

Illinois State University hosts a site rich in information, tutorials, and additional links. 

Creating SoTL Projects is a lovely tutorial from the University of Central Florida with three sections: (a) designing and beginning, (b) implementing and managing and (c) writing and publishing 

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning 

The "big" professional organization for SoTL practitioners - their site features resource links, publications, and a large annual conference

 

 

 

ARTICLES

Randy Bass of Georgetown University frames the scholarship of teaching and learning in this article in a way that is cited by many as a must-read on the topic of SoTL.

Nelson, C. T. (2004) How could I do scholarship of teaching and learning? Selected examples of several of the different genres of SoTL. http://php.indiana.edu/~nelson1/SOTLGenres.html

McKinney, K. (2015) "Brushing up” on the scholarship of teaching and learning: A sample of books, blog post: https://illinoisstateuniversitysotl.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/brushing-up-on-the-scholarship-of-teaching-and-learning-a-sample-of-books/

 

BOOKS

Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Guide to the Process and How to Develop a Project from Start to Finish by Cathy Bishop-Clark & Beth Dietz-Uhler, 2012

Enhancing Learning Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by Kathleen McKinney, 2007

Inquiry into the College Classroom: A Journey Toward Scholarly Teaching by Paul Savory and others, 2007

A Compendium of Scales for use in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Society for the Teaching of Psychology edited volume, 2015, available online  



Page last modified May 3, 2017