What is the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)?

To learn more about SoTL, watch The Key Characteristics of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:

This video features several educators defining SoTL in the context of their own professional practice.

Everybody involved in teaching has questions about the success of their practice. We deal with some of the questions informally all the time. In other cases, we seek to formalize our enquiry by doing research, and that is what SoTL is about.

Source: Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University and the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL). This video was produced for ISSOTL Online 2013.

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  • The educators in the video express multiple experiences about SoTL. Which of the experiences are similar to your own? Identify and list three key characteristics of SoTL that resonate with your own experience and practice.
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