Category: SOTL

Scholarship of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

12 Days of SoTL: Day 06

Methods On Day Six of SoTL:We think about our data collection methods. Do our methods actually answer your questions?Ask yourself, if you have a small group of students (10 or 20) how valuable is the data you get from a questionnaire with Likert Scale answers? Are you too worried to try something new? What about…

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12 Days of SoTL: Day 05

Methodology Methodology is your research (inquiry) plan or strategy. You could think about it as a project plan, exploring how you go about answering your research questions (or proofing your hypothesis). What theoretical framework have you chosen to scaffold your research (if you choose one)? Have you decided to follow a methodology? There is a…

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12 Days of SoTL: Day 04

Day 4: Theory A theory, Blumer once noted, is always a theory of something. But it is also always a theory for someone. Fine, G. A., & Tavory, I. (2019). Interactionism in the Twenty‐First Century: A Letter on Being‐in‐a‐Meaningful‐World. Symbolic Interaction, 42(3), 457–467. https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.430 Theories are used as a frame of reference. Exploring issues related to learning…

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12 Days of SoTL: Day 03

Literature On Day Three of SoTLWe are thinking about the literature review. The tricky bit with this area is, if you are not from a cognate discipline, your usual research databases might not yield many or any relevant results for your question. Education is a multidisciplinary field relating to education, psychology, educational psychology, neuro-and cognition…

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12 Days of SoTL: Day 02

Day 2: Research Questions On Day Two of SoTLThink about your research question. If it is easier for you to begin with formulating a hypothesis this is a valid starting point. Later down the line we can have a chat about how we would go about proving or disproving this hypothesis. One of the main…

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10 reasons to write

When I set out to note down 10 reasons to write–10 reasons that would push me to write today–I never thought I would make it beyond the first two. But here you go: 1. I write to sort my head We experience a lot of context switching in our roles lecturers in academic development as…

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12 Days of SoTL: Day 01

Welcome and Where to Start Welcome to the twelve days of SoTL 2019! If you want to follow the pursuits on Twitter, follow the #12daysofSoTL hashtag! This MindMap gives you an overview of the process and includes links to various resources you might find helpful: https://mm.tt/1365616325?t=60QxBONf3C I made this MindMap fully editable so if you…

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