Reflections on developing the scholarship of teaching and learning

Reflections on developing the scholarship of teaching and learning

“The scholarship of teaching and learning is about making transparent how learning is being made possible” Trigwell (2004)

“To be scholarly teachers, academics need to use the same kind of thought processes in their teaching that they apply to their research” Elton (1992)

This interactive seminar explores with participants the meaning of the term ‘scholarship of teaching and learning’ and discusses some of the issues around this evolving concept. Among the topics which will be discussed are: the status of the scholarship of teaching, a discipline-based approach to the development of the scholarship of teaching, the linkages between teaching and research, and the role of pedagogic research. The seminar ends with a discussion of how to engage with SoTL through identifying and responding to what are variously referred to in the literature as ‘bottlenecks’ (Pace and Middendorf, 2004) to student learning and ‘troublesome knowledge’ (Entwistle, 2003; Perkins 1999). Specific examples of how institutions and disciplines are engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning are examined.

Comments

“New ideas, thought provoking, intelligent, inclusive and fun. Fabulous – thank you for giving me an opportunity to ‘think’ for a while!”
“Extremely useful, what a brilliant speaker”
“Such a wealth of information, soundly based on a considerable amount of experience. Enjoyed participating and interactivity.”
“Engaging. Interesting topics. Lots of ideas. Challenging.”
“A very valuable seminar. Lots of interesting ideas and a real masterclass in interactivity.”
“It has given me incredible guidance and inspiration to undertake a SoTL approach with my own MPhil study, the beginning of my PhD journey.”
“Brilliant and experienced presenter, will recommend to others, very engaging”