Learn more about the HERDSA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Modules
The HERDSA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Modules are a capacity-building resource that will assist you to develop and refine your SoTL knowledge and skills. The modules are free for Deakin staff and outline the nature, purpose and process of the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education.
Learn more about the scholarship of teaching and learning
The HERDSA SoTL Modules are perfect for gaining a strong understanding of the principles and practices that underpin SoTL. They are designed around the questions new SoTL researchers have front of mind, which makes them perfect for any staff member who is interested in joining or initiating any Deakin SoTL project in the future.
The HERDSA modules are short and practical, with optional activities. The modules begin with a definition of SoTL and then help to answer the following questions:
- What research methods are common to SoTL research?
- What exactly is ‘evidence’ in SoTL research?
- What are the benefits of engaging in SoTL research?
- What are the common teaching and learning issues and problems that are researched, and where can I find good examples of journal articles in the scholarship of teaching?
- What ethics might be involved?
- How do you ‘start’ a SoTL project?
- How do you write up SoTL findings for publication?
- How do you select a journal for your article?
Join the HERDSA SoTL webinar
On Thursday 13 October from 1-2pm (AEDT) the HERDSA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Webinar will introduce participants to the modules. There will be an overview of the five modules as well as a discussion on the many ways you can engage with the modules.
The webinar will be very useful to those who teach or support learning at Deakin, with information about what’s involved in formal SoTL projects and how the HERDSA modules can provide the guidance to get started. In particular, the modules show how to take a rigorous research approach to investigating teaching and learning.