Learning & Teaching Scholarship in Higher Education: Adept

Here are some ideas to guide your progress through the Learning and Teaching Scholarship domain of the Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) Framework:

  • Plan, undertake and evaluate a SoTL project
  • Evidence your achievements in teaching
  • Align your teaching and research
Start collecting evidence of your teaching achievements.

Extend your knowledge of Learning & Teaching Scholarship:

Explore: Carry out a SoTL project. This website will guide you through the steps involved in carrying out a SoTL project.
Write: Start planning your first SoTL project with these ideas for methodology and approaches. (TECHE post).
Collect:Evidence your teaching achievements. This TECHE post considers sources of evidence you can use to start collecting, tagging and organising evidence of your university teaching achievements.
Read:Research Enhanced Learning and Teaching. This MQ resource considers how you can use research results in teaching and develop students’ own research capabilities. (20-page PDF)
Support:Encourage and support your undergraduate students to undertake research. Check out the Australian Council for Undergraduate Research (ACUR) website for support, networking opportunities and resources.
Enrol:The Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC has a module on Scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching.

Take it to the next level: Share your SoTL project

Share: Share your SoTL project with others – present at a Department/Faculty meeting or the Teaching & Leadership Community of Practice. Write about it for TECHE (MQ’s learning & Teaching blog).
Publish:Discover what makes a quality SoTL publication – what to do, what not to do when publishing L&T papers. (TECHE post)

If you would like support to create a personalised professional development plan to enhance your teaching capability, please contact professional.learning@mq.edu.au 

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