Learning & Teaching Scholarship in Higher Education: Novice

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

  • Find out about Scholarship in Learning and Teaching (SOTL)
  • Understand the difference between SOTL and Scholarly teaching
  • Write a teaching philosophy
SoTL Circles
Graphic from The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning site

Consolidate your knowledge of Learning & Teaching Scholarship:

Read:What is SOTL and why should I engage with it? (Scholarship of Teaching & Learning website)
Watch:The difference between SOTL vs Scholarly teaching (7 minute video)
Explore:Find key literature to support your teaching practice or research using this annotated SOTL literature database
Write:Draft your teaching philosophy (TECHE post with pointers on writing and developing a teaching philosophy)

Take it to the next level: Plan and undertake a SOTL project

Read:A guide to the steps involved in carrying out a SoTL project (Scholarship of teaching & learning website)

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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