2016 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Learning In and Across Disciplines
Nov 10-12, 2016
Workshop: Decode yourself: Mine your research history to help plan your future SoTL research
Margy MacMillan, Professor, Library
Mount Royal University
Building on the symposium’s ‘Decoding ‘ theme and the reflective practitioner model that underpins SoTL, this workshop will lead you through decoding your research past to describing your ideal future project.
As ‘Decoding the Disciplines’ leads instructors to make their tacit moves and knowledge more explicit and perhaps more useable in teaching, turning a similar lens to research practices may lead to more conscious
decisions around approaches, environmental factors, topics, and methods. A series of exercises will draw out the common factors of your research experiences, and determine which of them might lead to more engaging
and rewarding future work.
The decoding begins with your very earliest research encounters, and spans all your experiences, so will be useful for participants at any stage in SoTL work from new explorers to seasoned investigators.
(No researchers will be harmed in the making of this workshop)
Getting started in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Karen Manarin, 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).
** note that pre-conference proposals are also welcome, submitted through the regular proposal submission process, due May 8.
For additional information please contact the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University: email@example.com or 403.440.5503.