Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
The resources below are intended to provide a brief introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
Selected Resources on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) has its origins in the work of Ernest Boyer (in particular, his 1990 book, Scholarship Reconsidered) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and later, the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. As noted by the latter:
Boyer contends we must "move beyond the tired old ‘teaching versus research' debate and give the familiar and honorable term ‘scholarship' a broader, more capacious meaning," one that includes four distinct but interrelated dimensions: discovery, integration, application, and teaching. In thus staking a claim for the scholarship of teaching, Boyer seeks to bring greater recognition and reward to teaching, and is also suggesting that excellent teaching is marked by the same habits of mind that characterize other types of scholarly work.
The selected resources linked will get you started with SoTL, providing information on the history of the scholarship of teaching and learning, background on the nature of the scholarship of teaching and learning, examples of the scholarship of teaching and learning in practice, and how to get started in this scholarly activity.
SoTL Guide - Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching - A comprehensive guide to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, including how to carry out this form of scholarship.
International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) - The leading international professional group focused on SoTL.