Proposal Abstract

Established academic disciplines have agreed upon methods of inquiry and standards of methodological rigor. Because SoTL has little history, is undertheorized, and is explicitly multidisciplinary, few such standards guide those who practice SoTL. Given SoTL's multidisciplinary nature, which can accommodate the concepts and sources of evidence of the arts and humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences, the goal of this session is to present practical guidance for using text-based methods of inquiry where student work products serve as both the texts under analysis and the evidence of learning. The presenters provide guidance for and stimulate conversation about ways to probe the learning process in the classroom or the online environment. Attendees are asked to consider how they could use text-based methods of inquiry to pursue questions about student learning in course-based SoTL projects in their disciplines.

Location

Room 1909

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 10th, 2:00 PM Mar 10th, 2:45 PM

Lessons Students Teach Us: Pursuing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through Text-Based Methods Of Inquiry

Room 1909

Established academic disciplines have agreed upon methods of inquiry and standards of methodological rigor. Because SoTL has little history, is undertheorized, and is explicitly multidisciplinary, few such standards guide those who practice SoTL. Given SoTL's multidisciplinary nature, which can accommodate the concepts and sources of evidence of the arts and humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences, the goal of this session is to present practical guidance for using text-based methods of inquiry where student work products serve as both the texts under analysis and the evidence of learning. The presenters provide guidance for and stimulate conversation about ways to probe the learning process in the classroom or the online environment. Attendees are asked to consider how they could use text-based methods of inquiry to pursue questions about student learning in course-based SoTL projects in their disciplines.