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ERIC Number: EJ1069928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-2902
Who Is Represented in the Teaching Commons?: SoTL through the Lenses of the Arts and Humanities
Potter, Michael K.; Wuetherick, Brad
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v6 n2 Article 2 2015
As the community of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) scholars has flourished across Canada and around the world, there has been a growing sense among humanists that SoTL work has been dominated by the epistemologies, philosophies, and research methods of the social sciences. This is a view that has been supported by SoTL journal editors and resources dedicated to introducing faculty to SoTL. To quote Nancy Chick (2012) in a recent book on the current state of SoTL in the disciplines, "while many well-known SoTL leaders come from humanities backgrounds …, the on-the-ground work largely marginalizes the practices of their disciplines" (p. 15). The question then follows: "How does the apparent under-representation of (arts and) humanities-based disciplines affect expectations for SoTL, from norms for research design and methodology to the genre and style of its products?" (McKinney & Chick, 2010, p. 10). This paper, which frames the special issue looking at "SoTL through the lenses of the Arts and Humanities," explores the difficulties with, and opportunities provided by, creating an inclusive teaching commons where the scholarly traditions of the arts and humanities are recognized for the value they bring to the SoTL research imaginary.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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