I was invited to Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario to speak to a few different groups of people about educational leadership (they have a new teaching and educational leadership faculty stream there like we do at UBC), and also about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). As part of that, I led a workshop on getting started with SoTL.
I’m here posting the slides, worksheets, and other resources so they’re easily available for participants in the workshop, but also for anyone else who is interested!
Slides & worksheets
Here are the worksheets we used for the activities:
- Worksheets in MS Word format (.docx) (the formatting is strange in places and I am having trouble fixing it)
- Worksheets in PDF format
- Worksheets on google docs (you can make a copy if you are signed into a google account)
General SoTL guides & introductions
- University of Calgary Taylor Institute Guide to SoTL
- McMaster University, Macpherson Institute’s Research Resource Hub has lots of very useful information for doing research in SoTL
- McMaster also has a relatively short PDF Guide to Research on Teaching and Learning
- Illinois State University pages on SoTL
- Intro to SoTL video series from Elon University
- Video interviews with Gary Poole on SoTL
- A useful book/workbook (for purchase) that walks you through each step in the SoTL process: Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Guide to the Process, and How to Develop a Project from Start to Finish, by Cathy Bishop-Clark and Beth Dietz-Uhler.
Finding SoTL literature on particular topics
Where to publish
- McMaster University has a curated list of some of the most well-known multidisciplinary SoTL journals (see the link at the end for a comprehensive list).
- University of Toronto Library has a comprehensive list of general SoTL journals. See the sidebar for journals by discipline as well.
- McMaster University, Macpherson Institute’s Research Resource Hub has a concise list of mostly Canadian SoTLl conferences.
- Illinois State University, Cross Chair in SoTL website has a list of Canadian and US SoTL conferences.