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Scholarship of Teaching & Learning: Home
Consult these resources while researching SoTL topics.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a synthesis of teaching, learning, and research in higher education that aims to bring a scholarly lens—the curiosity, the inquiry, the rigor, the disciplinary variety—to what happens in the learning environment.
asking meaningful questions about student learning and about the teaching activities designed to facilitate student learning,
answering those questions by first making relevant student learning visible as evidence of thinking and learning (or mis-learning), and then systematically analyzing this evidence
sharing the results of that analysis publicly to invite review and to contribute to the body of knowledge on student learning in a variety of contexts
aiming to improve student learning by strengthening the practice of teaching (one’s own and others’).
Literature searching - recommend research databases and other resources, guidance with finding grey literature and provide suggested strategies on searching to help you keep updated in your field
Obtaining books and articles - request books and articles through interlibrary loan if Sheridan Library does not own material. Visit our InterLibrary Loans page for details.
Publishing and sharing your research - offer guidance on traditional and open access publishing, self-archiving your work using SOURCE and other repositories, checking the impact factor of journals and your citation statistics
Supportacademic integrity and copyright - support using citation styles such as APA and MLA, managing references with bibliographic management tools, and navigating copyright.