Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Resources


The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is a growing movement in post-secondary education. SOTL is scholarly inquiry into student learning which advances the practice of teaching by making research findings public.

SOTL builds on many past traditions in higher education, including classroom and program assessment, K-12 action research, the reflective practice movement, peer review of teaching, traditional educational research, and faculty development efforts to enhance teaching and learning. Terms closely related to the scholarship of teaching and learning are good teaching (that which promotes student learning and desired outcomes and is recognized by student satisfaction, peer review, etc.) and scholarly teaching (in which teaching is regarded as an area of study and the teaching and learning knowledge base is regarded as an additional discipline in which to develop expertise).

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Canada (SoTL Canada)

SoTL Canada is a special intrest group of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Educations.  

Goals of SoTL Canada

  • Engage in a community of practice of SoTL scholars for the purpose of shared resources, research, and problem-solving regarding SoTL issues and questions.
  • Create and contribute to multiple approaches to the dissemination of scholarship about teaching and learning in higher education.
  • Collaborate on effective approaches to building a SoTL culture at institutional, regional, national, and international levels.
  • Serve as a resource and mentoring body for those seeking SoTL information and support.
  • To advocate at all levels, based on the above, for the importance and value of SoTL in enhancing post-secondary student learning.

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSotL)

A peer reviewed, trans-disciplinary, open-access electronic journal created and supported by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annotated Literature Database

Here you’ll find helpful summaries of key literature that will support your practice or research in postsecondary teaching and learning.  The intention of the site is to give ‘point of entry’ into relevant higher education topics to provide a starting point for your inquiries. 


The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Graduate Programs at the University of Calgary

This program, starting July 2017, includes a four course sequence including:  Fundamentals of SoTL, Disiplanarity and SoTL, Research Methods in SoTL, Engaging in SoTL 

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (IJ-SotL)

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (IJ-SoTL) aspires to be an agent and catalyst for SoTL’s transforming work for a renewed awareness of and attentiveness to teaching and learning, for questioning assumptions and thinking about teaching, and for systematic and effective ways to improve learning and teaching in higher/tertiary education.  IJ-SoTL’s goal is to serve as a crucible or nexus for creating international contacts, conversations, contemplation, and collaborations in connection with SoTL. 

Teaching Innovation Projects (TIPS) Journal

Preparing Students for Practical Exams: The Dreaded Anatomy Bell Ringer (Leigh Vanderloo, Western University)

Making Learning Mobile: Using Mobile Technologies to Bring GIS into the Geography Classroom (Sarah Peirce, Western University)

Critical Thinking in the Information Age: Helping Students Find and Evaluate Scientific Information (S. Amanda Ali, Western University)

Game-based Learning in the University Classroom (Hadi Hosseini and Maxwell Hartt, University of Waterlook)

Cultivating Environmental Literacy in the English Classroom and Beyond (David Huebert, Western University)

When Language Instruction and Second Language Acquisition Meet: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Diana P. Botero, Western University)

Level up! Gaming as a Tool to Support Science Education (Marina Cvetkovska, Western University)

Beware! Academics are getting reeled in by scam journals.  

University Affairs article: Beware! Academics are getting reeled in by scam journals.  The number of predatory publishers is skyrocketing - and they're eager to prouce on unsuspecting scholars. (Alex Gillis - January 2017)


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