Getting started in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Janice Miller-Young, Ph.D. and Michelle Yeo, Ph.D.
Mount Royal University
- Learn what SoTL is and how to get started,
- Discuss conceptual and theoretical frameworks that can inform their study,
- Discuss a variety research questions related to student learning,
- Explore different approaches and methods for generating and analyzing data,
- Think through ethical considerations involved in SoTL.
This 3 hour session will be a combination of plenary presentations and small group activities. After a brief introduction to the scholarship of teaching and learning, participants will work in small groups led by facilitators as they identify something in their teaching practice that they are curious about. Different possibilities for data, methods, and approaches will be presented as individuals have a chance to see what features seem to fit their orientation and research question, along with discussion of the “fallacies of SoTL” (Grauerholz and Main). Common ethical dilemmas will be explored through case studies. An ethical matrix (TLI 1.2) will help participants think through ethical concerns.
I Have Data; Now What?
Karen Manarin, Ph.D. and Deb Bennett Ph.D.
Mount Royal University
- Discuss approaches, methods and methodology,
- Practice analyzing data qualitatively,
- Develop strategies for moving from data to evidence,
- Explore dissemination options.
This 3 hour session will be a combination of plenary presentations and small group activities. Participants will discuss methods and methodology that are relevant for their research question and/or data. Depending on participant interest, various methodologies will be explored. These approaches could include traditional approaches of grounded theory and case study, the interpretive approaches, critical theory, quantitative approaches and experimental designs. Participants in small groups, will have the opportunity to practice analyzing data. Participants will also be led through strategies to move from data to evidence.
For additional information please contact the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University: firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.440.5503.