Proposal Title

A Pragmatic Approach to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Track

Non-Research Proposal / About SoTL

Proposal Abstract

Philosophical approaches to the SoTL ought to examine and analyze how to design, conduct, and publish research on teaching and learning. Every approach should draw from fields of study including ontology, epistemology, and axiology while addressing questions related to the learner, teacher, curriculum, instructional method, and social policy in order to develop a philosophy that is consistent and applicable in any place of learning. The proposed philosophy holds to a pragmatic philosophical view in its educational application and maintains a contextually relevant organization and underpinning in its philosophical concepts and sustains the ability to be replicated in any learning environment.

Proposal Description

This proposal presents a pragmatic approach to the SoTL. This approach has been constructed by examining three branches of philosophy, namely, ontology, epistemology, and axiology. It also addresses vital questions, such as: Who is the learner? Who is the teacher? What is the curriculum? What is the method of instruction? and, What is the social policy? It is inconceivable to consider that a teacher may develop a philosophy of the SoTL that is consistent and applicable in the classroom or place of learning without having examined these philosophical aspects and questions. It is the intent of this proposal to exhibit a philosophy of the SoTL as one that holds to a pragmatic philosophical view in its educational application and maintains a contextually relevant organization and underpinning in its philosophical concepts. This intention is to produce a result of a philosophy that may be replicated in any learning environment and shall accomplish unquestionable orthodoxy and incontestable orthopraxy in its application. Various approaches and philosophies of both current and historically relevant educational philosophers have been analyzed in order to construct the proposed pragmatic approach. This philosophy contributes a specific and detailed approach to teaching practices and addresses the aspect of student learning outcomes in order to assist in producing excellence in teaching. The very nature of a pragmatic approach to the SoTL maintains a consistent and heavy emphasis on its implications and application. From managing change to solving the problems that arise in society, the dilemmas each person faces are unique to that person. This philosophy contains elements that will help educators address and remedy these situations. Engaging the audience may consist of open discussions about current philosophies, as well as, applicable modeling that is personally relevant to each member of the audience.

Session Format

Presentation Session

Location

Room 3

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 30th, 2:00 PM Mar 30th, 2:45 PM

A Pragmatic Approach to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Room 3

Philosophical approaches to the SoTL ought to examine and analyze how to design, conduct, and publish research on teaching and learning. Every approach should draw from fields of study including ontology, epistemology, and axiology while addressing questions related to the learner, teacher, curriculum, instructional method, and social policy in order to develop a philosophy that is consistent and applicable in any place of learning. The proposed philosophy holds to a pragmatic philosophical view in its educational application and maintains a contextually relevant organization and underpinning in its philosophical concepts and sustains the ability to be replicated in any learning environment.