Teaching and Learning Journals
If you’re interested in reading up on best practices and research on teaching and learning, there are a variety of journals dedicated to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) within and across disciplines. Kennesaw State created a wonderful resource providing a comprehensive list of disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals in the scholarship of teaching and Learning (SoTL) focused on undergraduate and graduate education for teachers at colleges and universities. You can also filter by discipline and category. To visit this directory, click here.
Teaching and Learning Conferences
There are a number of disciplinary and interdisciplinary conferences dedicated to teaching and learning you might consider attending. Kennesaw State has created a searchable directory, which allows you to filter by city, state, country, discipline, or topic. To visit this directory, click here.
If you’re interested in following news about teaching and learning, there are a number of educational blogs you might visit. Teach100 is a great place to start and includes a daily ranking of educational blogs. To visit their list, click here.
Some of our favorite teaching and learning blogs include:
Organizations for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of Congress, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center. Its current mission is to support needed transformations in American education through tighter connections between teaching practice, evidence of student learning, the communication and use of this evidence, and structured opportunities to build knowledge.
Conducting Your Own Research on Teaching
This article, Six Steps for Turning Your Teaching into Scholarship, offers tips on formulating your own SoTL project. If you’re interested in exploring your ideas further, contact the Teaching and Learning Center and we’d be happy to discuss an idea or project with you!
Vanderbilt University has also created a comprehensive Guide on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. It will help you better understand what SoTL is and how you might go about engaging in SoTL research.
Because you’re also working with students, you will want to obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for your scholarly projects. For more information about WFU’s IRB approval process, visit this page.