ERIC Number: EJ1125331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Community College Faculty as Pedagogical Innovators: How the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Stimulates Innovation in the Classroom
Burns, Kimberly A.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v41 n3 p153-167 2017
Community colleges are continually faced with the challenge of meeting the learning needs of diverse students, many of who are nontraditional and often ill-prepared for college level work. These institutions are respected for furthering democracy through their commitment to educational access and criticized for falling short in supporting students' educational attainment. Community colleges must fully maximize existing resources, including their faculty, and focus on areas within their control--teaching and learning. This is a case study of 13 community college faculty who participated in a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) program. It explored the extent to which classroom inquiry can support professors' pedagogical innovation and their development of knowledge of teaching and learning.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Case Studies, Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Higher Education, Transformative Learning, Learning Theories, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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