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Conceptualizing and communicating SoTL : a framework for the field
Miller-Young, JaniceYeo, Michelle
The emerging field of SoTL is an inherently interdisciplinary endeavor, embracing a diverse range of research methods. It desires to be hospitable to a range of disciplinary differences in world views. However, the field lacks coherence in its conceptualization and communication. Ongoing debates in the community concern the use of theory, as well as definitional questions of what constitutes SoTL and the nature of its purpose. This article offers a framework for conceptualizing the field, which attempts to broadly delineate the available theories underlying and methodologies appropriate to studying teaching and learning, while intending to be hospitable to a broad range of diverse disciplines. Further, the framework illustrates the tacit links between learning theories and methodologies, serving as a guide to potential approaches to SoTL work. The framework is illustrated with example SoTL studies. It is hoped that the framework will help to broaden the types of questions being investigated in the field, ground those investigations in appropriate theories and methodologies, and build interdisciplinary communication and understanding in the “trading zone” that is SoTL.
MethodologyLearning theoryFrameworkScholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)Teaching
Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal
Indiana University Press
Miller-Young, J. & Yeo, M. (2015). Conceptualizing and Communicating SoTL: A Framework for the Field. Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal, 3(2), 37-53.
Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Mount Royal University
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canadahttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/
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