The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Foundations for Postdocs invites postdocs across all disciplines interested in SoTL to join us for our fifth discussion-based session, Asking SoTL Questions.
As in all sessions, we will take some time to become acquainted, to discuss/review what SoTL is, and to reflect upon the session’s reading as foundational to SoTL research and practice.
In this session, we will engage with Pat Hutchings’s “Introduction” to Opening Lines: Approaches to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2000), in which she produces both a taxonomy of the kinds of questions that SoTL tends to ask and observes common features in SoTL work. Hutchings describes SoTL as an inclusive, energetic, and intellectual community, and Opening Lines as intentionally capturing SoTL work in early stages - as ours, at present, might be. We can take up her description as a catalyst for our own reflections about the kinds of questions the SoTL we might do or are doing asks and about the ground that is common among us.
Session five’s reading is:
Pat Hutchings’s “Introduction: Approaching the scholarship of teaching and learning” in Hutchings, P. (Ed.) (2000). Opening Lines: Approaches to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Princeton, NJ: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.
This workshop can be used toward the 2017-2018 SoTL Foundations for Postdocs badge.