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The Role of SoTL in Classroom Innovation

Tierney, Anne


Anne Tierney


The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is being promoted as an activity for teaching-focused academics in the UK. However, support for SoTL is not a priority for most institutions, and formal provision for such support may not extend beyond the postgraduate certificate in higher education that is offered for new academic staff. This paper examines the experiences of SoTL of a group of twenty-one Life Sciences academics from a range of UK universities. It explores the role that SoTL has to play in developing classroom innovation in a structured and scholarly manner, and the consequences to both teaching staff and students, if SoTL is not supported as an academic activity throughout the careers of teaching-focused academics.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name Improving University Teaching
Online Publication Date Jan 9, 2016
Publication Date Jan 9, 2016
Deposit Date Feb 29, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 29, 2016
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Book Title Conference Proceedings 2015
Keywords faculty development; scholarship of teaching and learning; self-reflection;
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Contract Date Feb 29, 2016


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