Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
What is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)?
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is its own unique field of study with the goal of advancing disciplinary dialogue about effective teaching. SoTL uses the classroom as a laboratory to study what is happening or working in the design of learning experiences. Furthermore, SoTL is scholarship when the teacher-researcher writes up their findings to advance conversations within (and beyond) disciplines about the dynamics of effective teaching. SoTL results in more accurate understanding of student learning (what is really happening?) leading to improvements in the faculty member’s work, with the added benefits of informing others in an appropriately rigorous way.
You can learn more about SoTL via the following resources:
- Six Steps for Turning Your Teaching into Scholarship
- Discipline-Specific Journals on Teaching and Learning
How Do I Prepare an SoTL Article for Publication?
Find out how you can contribute to the growing SoTL field by watching the following video: “How Do I Prepare an SoTL Article for Publication?”
In this video, the presenter, Milton D. Cox, Ph.D., founder and director emeritus of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and University Assessment at Miami University, Ohio, shares his extensive experience in promoting excellence in college teaching.
- Video, Transcript, Slides, etc. (access via APU Net ID)