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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Information related to the research, reading, writing and practice of SoTL.

Teaching with a Scholarly Approach

SoTL is inquiry to understand  or improve student learning and the teaching approaches and practices that affect student learning. SoTL is informed by relevant research on teaching and learning, and conducted by members of educational community from across campus who draw from their disciplinary expertise in gathering and analyzing relevant evidence from the learners in their own specific contexts.  As scholarship, SoTL is then shared broadly to contribute to the knowledge and practice of post-secondary teaching and learning.


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning vs. Scholarly Teaching

Key Characteristics

Select Introductory Papers

Bass, R. (1999) "The scholarship of teaching: What’s the problem." Inventio: Creative thinking about learning and teaching 1, no. 1: 1-10.

Hutchings, P. & Shulman, L.S. (1999) "The scholarship of teaching: New elaborations, new developments." Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning 31, no. 5: 10-15.

Killen, P.O. & Gallagher, E.V. (2013) "Sketching the contours of the scholarship of teaching and learning in theology and religion."Teaching Theology & Religion 16, no. 2: 107-124.

Schulman, L. (2012). "From Minsk to Pinsk: Why a scholarship of teaching and learning?." Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 1, no. 1: 48-53.