Welcome to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Modules. The aim of the series of modules is to introduce you to the nature, purpose and process of scholarship of teaching and learning, and act as a capacity building resource to assist you to develop and refine your SoTL knowledge and skills.
You will need to log in with your ACU credentials to access the Modules. The Modules are designed to be self supporting and self paced. You can work through them in sequence or select particular modules, or selections of modules based on your interests and professional learning needs. The modules comprise a broad array of materials including scholarly readings, YouTube clips, PowerPoints, website links and audio grabs. Throughout the modules, icons are used to indicate the types of learning activities that are included in your learning pathway.
Your Learning Blog/Journal
The modules are infused with critical questions and learning activities that we invite you to complete. You can record these as a learning blog or journal. The learning journal acts as evidence of your engagement with the Modules, skill development and as a repository for your teaching and learning reflections. For those of you new to academia, the learning journal may be a useful artefact to present during your probationary review or performance meetings with your Head of School/Department/Faculty. An online journal can be created in your ePortfolio in LEO.There are also many blog/journal creation tools available for free online.
Overview: The aim of this module is to introduce you to the nature and purpose of SOTL. We will explain why you would pursue SoTL, and provide examples of the types of learning and teaching that could investigate as SoTL projects.
Overview: The aim of this module is to help you conceptualise your SoTL project through a process of generating ideas, conducting a literature review and determining your research questions. Ethical considerations of your research project will also be covered, including how to write your ethics proposal.
Overview: The aim of this module is to introduce you to the spaces in which SoTL can be shared, and made public. The module further aims to assist you to select a journal in which to publish your SoTL work.
Deb is the Chair of HERDSA New Scholars Portfolio and a senior lecturer in curriculum at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia. Her SoTL work is in the area of academic identity, practice based education, authentic assessment and supporting new scholars.
Dr Lee Partridge
A member of the HERDSA New Scholars Portfolio and a HERDSA Fellow, Lee is a senior lecturer and Academic developer at The University of Western Australia. Her research interests include supporting early career academics, undergraduate research and service learning.
Dr Lesley Petersen
Lesley is a self-employed consultant specialising in mentoring programme design and evaluation research. She previously held the role as the Teacher Development Advisor at the Eastern Institute of Technology in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Lesley’s main focus of SoTL work involves supporting new scholars in their research practice.