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Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Resource Guide

A collaboration between Auburn University Libraries and the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

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Piper Cumbo

A Definition (or Two) of SoTL

The Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University defines SoTL as:

"...the developing field of original research & scholarship about teaching and learning practice specifically in the context of higher education. It is conducted by scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, who are interested in understanding student learning, innovations in teaching practice, and transformation of higher education."

Peter Felton (2013) describes the characteristics of SoTL as

  • inquiry focused on student learning
  • grounded in context
  • methodologically sound
  • conducted in partnership with students
  • publicly disseminated

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