Exploring the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Wednesday 5th April 2023 9.30: University of Leicester

A hybrid networking event with invited guests to explore the benefits of the SoTL for teachers in higher education. [ Note this a re-running of a similar event held at Herriot Watt University in May 2022]

About this event

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) underpins pedagogic research for academics in higher education. Pedagogic research draws from a range of disciplinary traditions which is both a strength and a weakness, as it is flexible in terms of how it can be carried out, but individuals from particular disciplinary traditions may struggle with some of the research methods and methodologies.

This workshop aims to explore the conventions of SoTL and pedagogic research, taking a research-informed approach to look at how we can develop our expertise, from taking first steps in teaching inquiry to developing work for presentation and publication.

This event will be a mix of invited presentations, discussion and examples of practice.

The workshop is intended for anyone interested in SoTL and pedagogic research, whether new or experienced, as an opportunity to share practice and discuss the issues we face in the current times. It is also useful as support for pedagogic research for anyone on a teaching and scholarship career pathway, to develop their expertise.

This hybrid event will take place online and at the University of Leicester and is supported by the Society for Natural Sciences.

There is no charge for Society for Natural Sciences members or for those who would like to attend online. For those that would like to attend in person there is a charge of £20 which will include refreshments during the event and will also include one year’s membership of Society of Natural Sciences.

Bookings for both in person and hybrid attendance can be made via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-the-scholarship-of-teaching-and-learning-tickets-546164481667