The educators in the video 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. Use the padlet -> http://tiny.cc/extend-scholarship to record the three key characteristics of SoTL that are meaningful to you. Compare your thoughts with… 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.
From 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. Increased reflection on teaching and learning among colleagues. Stronger overall faculty that values teaching and… Read more »
Examine each of the practice resource links provided in this section and the SoTL Explorer. Use your padlet note at http://tiny.cc/extend-scholarship to further refine your thinking about an area of research interest and a potential framework you are considering. Read what your colleagues are planning in the SoTL padlet. Activity Source image credit: “Pasadena Refinery” flickr photo by… Read more »
Go to the template planning document at http://tiny.cc/extend-SoTL-plan. In the File menu on Google Docs, select the menu item to make a copy of the template file. Rename the file for yourself and your plan. Begin to build your own SoTL plan based on this module of study and its resource links. Activity Source image credit:… 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 blog post that reflects your thinking from the beginning of the Scholarship module to the point at which you begin to plan your research. In the blog post, describe your research questions, prior… Read more »