The educators in this video above express multiple experiences about SoTL. Which of the experiences are similar to your own? Identify and list three key characteristics of SoTL that resonate with your own experience and practice. Open this editable Google Doc and add your three keys to the shared document. Review the ones left by colleagues… Read more »
Creating an action plan to examine key questions about improving student learning outcomes in a specific discipline area using your own course and teaching practice, informed by the research of others, to build your SoTL plan. These activities build off of each other, so doing them in order is probably advisable.
The Scholar module included this video with faculty explaining the value of SoTL: From this and the list of potential benefits below, pick a few statements that would motivate you to become more engaged in SoTL activities. Better student outcomes and assessment scores. Useful data for assessments, program reviews, and accreditation processes. Faculty development opportunities…. Read more »
Now we move into the phase where you will outline a research plan for an SoTL project in your area of interest. You will be doing your work in a document that will be used for the remaining activities in this module, and eventually shared in a SoTL Research Plan Folder with the ones done by previous… Read more »
Based on this module of study and its consideration and design links, continue to build your own SoTL plan using the document created in SoTL Activity 3. Reflect on whether there are likely to be any ethical concerns with the research you are planning. If you are using a Google Doc, click the Share button in the top right, then Get… Read more »
Reflective practice is a key component of SoTL activity. Often, it is the reflections that practitioners make on their work that become the stimuli for their research ideas. Have a good look at each of the SoTL research outputs—the demonstrations of scholarship—from the SFU SoTL study. Update your SoTL research plan with a dissemination strategy… Read more »
All the activities in the Scholar module build to this culminating activity. It has three components. Share your SoTL research plan through a post (blog or other sharable document) that reflects your thinking from the beginning of the Scholarship module to the point at which you begin to plan your research. In your writing, describe your research questions,… Read more »