Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning involves post-secondary practitioners conducting inquiry into teaching and learning processes in higher education contexts.

– Page & Simmons (2013)

According to the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) invites professionals to examine their own classroom practice, record their successes and failures, and ultimately share their experiences so that others may reflect on their findings and build upon teaching and learning processes. In 2007, STLHE outlined several components of SoTL.These components indicate that the SoTL:

  • fosters inquiry and investigation
  • enhances student learning
  • is public
  • is susceptible to critical review and evaluation
  • is accessible for exchange and use
  • emphasizes learning outcomes and relevant teaching practices
    incorporates discipline and pedagogical knowledge and innovation

At Brock, CPI supports SoTL through the Chancellor’s Chairs for Teaching Excellence award program in addition to a variety of other approaches like reflective practice.

Each year, Chancellor’s Chairs and others involved in SoTL projects share their research and projects withe the Brock community at the CPI Scholarship of Teaching & Learning event held at the end of the Winter term.