The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Facilitated by Steve Pollock professor of Physics

What will the faculty learn? 

We all (presumably) engage in "scholarly teaching", which carries implications of caring and self-reflection. But the phrase "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” (SOTL) suggests going further - building on an educational research base, collecting data in your classes, tackling "problems" in your classrooms with the same sort of intellectual tools and practices you use in your disciplinary research. It implies learning about how people learn, sharing your discoveries, and opening teaching and learning environments to critique and development. In this interactive symposium we will introduce some broad ideas about SOTL, and then discuss some specific ideas and data from the physics education research base, including things like peer instruction and "Concept Tests" in lectures, web-based feedback techniques,  and small-group "tutorials" as concrete means to actively engage students.

The FTEP Symposia are designed and provided for our instructional faculty members. Participation in FTEP Workshops and Symposia is open to Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Instructors, Senior Instructors and Scholars-in-Residence, as per your official HR Job Class.If you are planning to participate in this symposium and are in a college other than the presenter, you may plan in advance to adapt the teaching tools in this event to your discipline.


Tuesday, February 17 from 9:30am-10:45am


This event will be held in ATLAS 229


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