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Annual Review of SoTL

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Dear Fellow Scholars and BSP Faculty and Staff,

As a part of my post-SoTL Institute reflection, I've been giving some thought to SoTL per se. In doing so, I thought of a brief mental exercise. I shared this with Spencer and he thought it would be worthwhile sharing this with the group.

Here it is:

"You are chosen to design Annual Reviews Vol. 1 for SoTL. What will be the title of the series, and what will be your choices for the topic areas of the first ten chapters? (Better yet, who will write them?)"

I'll be curious to hear your answers!

Jim
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Teri Balser 7-27-08

my $0.02

Series title: "Beyond good teaching: the systematic exploration of our craft"

Part I Introduction and Background
1. Good teaching, scholarly teaching, and scholarship of teaching - history and exploration of newer approaches to teaching and learning
2. Disciplinary approaches to SoTL - how and why do the disciplines differ?
3. Collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data in SoTL
4. What is this thing called active learning (and when are lectures still a valid approach)?
5. Legalities and ethics in SoTL (IRB and other strange beasts)

Part II Cases and Studies - how do we do SoTL?
6. Think alouds - making the invisible visible
7. Using video
8. Surveys to assess learning gains and attitude
9. Assessing teams and groups

Part III
10. Conclusions/synthesis
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Mary Pat Wenderoth 7-27-08

1-  the role of science education researcher in the Academe
2-  the next big questions in SoTL STEM
3-  Major contribution to SoTL in 2007

revision to chap 1 title: Good teaching, scholarly teaching, and scholarship of teaching - history and exploration of Evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning   
    ( get Lee Shulman or Tony C. to contribute a piece on topic)

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