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Enhancing Quality in Higher Education by George Gordon, Ray Land

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Contributions of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to Quality Enhancement in Canada

Gary Poole and Nicola Simmons

Introduction

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) involves post-secondary practitioners investigating teaching and learning processes in their classrooms. As McKinney (2006) observes, ‘the scholarship of teaching and learning … involves systematic study of teaching and/or learning and the public sharing and review of such work through presentations, performance, or publications’ (p. 39). Hutchings and Shulman (1999) further clarify that SoTL ‘requires a kind of “going meta”, in which faculty frame and systematically investigate questions related to student learning’ (p. 13). The overall intention of SoTL is thus ...

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