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Active Learning Classrooms @ the College of Biological Sciences

University of Minnesota - Learn about the College of Biological Sciences' lecture-less active learning classrooms.

Area of Focus: Learning-Centered Teaching Tag: Teaching Effectiveness

Notes from Weimer Book Club Discussion 3-11-2015

CETL’s Learner-Centered Teaching Supports
•Consultations specifically tailored to address faculty’s interest in or questions about teaching
•Focused classroom observations to gather and share feedback confidentially with a faculty member specific to his or her needs and interests
•Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) – a way of gathering mid-semester, formative feedback from students about their perceptions of the strengths of the course as well as areas for improvement.
Area of Focus: Learning-Centered Teaching Tag: Classroom Strategies

SoTL and Institutional Change

Gurung, Regan A. R. and Schwartz, Beth M. (2010) "Riding the Third Wave of SoTL," International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol. 4: No. 2, Article 5.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.20429/ijsotl.2010.040205

Hutchings, Huber, and Ciccone (2011) suggested four areas of institutional impact of SoTL
1. Improving Teaching and Student Learning
2. Professional Growth and Faculty Development
3. Assessment
4. Valuing and Evaluating Teaching

Area of Focus: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Tag: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Theoretical and Methodological Issues in SoTL

It can be challenging for faculty with limited knowledge of the science of teaching and learning to situate their SoTL studies within a theoretical framework. Fortunately, there are several resources on the science of teaching and learning written for those outside of the discipline. Here are some places to start:

Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M. W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M. C., & Norman, M. K. (2010). How learning works: 7 research-based principles for smart teaching (1st ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Area of Focus: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Tag: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Disciplinary Approaches and Genres of SoTL

Huball, H., & Clarke, A. (2010). Diverse methodological approaches and considerations for SoTL in higher education. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 2.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2010.1.2
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cjsotl_rcacea/vol1/iss1/2

Area of Focus: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Tag: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

How to Conduct SoTL: Online Journals, Tutorials, and Tips

Begin with this one-minute introduction to SoTL, then explore the resources below.
https://vimeo.com/ksucetl/review/280728306/d67ec8e539

ONLINE TUTORIALS

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:
A Guide from the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching
https://my.vanderbilt.edu/sotl/

Area of Focus: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Tag: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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