Alan Altany

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Excerpt: "Why do we teach the way we do? What are our assumptions about our teaching, students, and how they learn? Is student learning significant and transformative in our courses? Do our exams, assignments, grading practices, etc. assess and promote “deep learning”? Are we enjoying working with students as much or more than when we first became teachers? What do we know about the research on how college students best learn and how best to teach our disciplines for such learning to occur? Do we know the pedagogical research literature? What if there were a way to approach teaching and student learning that could lead to improved student learning outcomes? There is. It is called the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) where SoTL is a research-led, evidence-based approach to teaching so that students learn. Good teaching is not which particular method or technique is used, but about good student learning outcomes."