The Faculty Development Committee hosted a dialogue session on Wednesday, March 23rd from 12pm to 1.30pm. The session aimed to encourage discussion in key areas of SoTL. The following questions were brought up for the conversation:
- What makes SoTL different to scholarly teaching?
- What ethical issues have you encountered in your own practice as SoTL researchers and how have you handled them?
- How have you conceptualized SoTL in terms of learning theories and methodological approaches?
- How do you normally find a topic of research and develop a question for it?
- How do you normally plan and conduct a research cycle?
- Have you ever conducted more longitudinal naturalistic/interpretive research?
- What considerations do you normally have when conducting collaborative SoTL research?
- What kind of interdisciplinary SoTL research /have you done/would you want to do?
During the session, facilitators referenced several readings including:
- Brooke, M. (2021). Teaching Theme choice in Literature Reviews to Undergraduate Students. IATEFL ESP SIG Journal: Professional and Academic English, 28(1), 19- 35
- Chick, N. L., & McKinney, K. (2013). The scholarship of teaching and learning in and across disciplines. Indiana University Press.
- Felten, P. (2013). Principles of Good Practice in SoTL. Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal,1(1), 121-125
- Finlay, L. (2002). Negotiating the swamp: the opportunity and challenge of reflexivity in research practice. Qualitative Research, 2(2), 209-230.
- Healey, R.L., Bass, T., Caulfield, J., Hoffman, A., McGinn, M.K., Miller-Young, J., & Haigh, M. (2013). Being ethically minded: Practising the scholarship of teaching and learning in an ethical manner. Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal, 1(2), pp. 23-33.
- Kern, B., Mettetal, G., Dixson, M., & Morgan, R. K. (2015). The role of SoTL in the academy: Upon the 25th anniversary of Boyer’s Scholarship. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 1-14.
- Miller-Young, J., & Yeo, M. (2015). Conceptualizing and Communicating SoTL: A Framework for the Field. Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal , 3(2), 37- 53
- Tilakaratna, N. (accepted for publication, forthcoming 2022). Multimodal discourse analysis informed critical literacy through a module exploring theories of nations and nationalism. In Brooke, M. (2022). Integrating content and language in Higher Education: Developing academic literacy. Springer International.