Faculty Teaching Excellence Program

 

 

TAKING LEARNING SERIOUSLY: USING SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING TO SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION IN THE HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES

Diane Sieber, President’s Teaching Scholar and Associate Professor, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Director, Herbst Program of Humanities

Steven Pollock, President’s Teaching Scholar and Professor of Physics

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 our classes, tackling "problems" in our classrooms with the same sort of intellectual tools and practices we use in our disciplinary research. It implies learning about how people learn, sharing our discoveries, and opening teaching and learning environments to constructive evaluation, critique, and development. In this working session, we will introduce some broad ideas about SOTL, with some specific ideas and data from both science and humanities perspectives. We will collectively consider the role of evidence and research, both qualitative and quantitative, in effecting (and sustaining!) local educational change. We will discuss what types of evidence might effectively bring about and sustain change in our classrooms, consider the relative effort of such investigations, and talk about the extent to which results from one discipline might effectively be used by others.

 

Title Date Time
Session I Tuesday, April 5, 2011 2:00-3:30 PM

 

This event will be held in ATLAS 200.

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