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ERIC Number: EJ1170814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Growing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institutionally
Vithal, Renuka
Studies in Higher Education, v43 n3 p468-483 2018
While a number of studies report on how a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has been implemented in particular disciplines or faculties, arguably much less is known about how this can be achieved university-wide. This paper brings the lens of SoTL retrospectively, from the vantage position of a university leader, to a range of teaching and learning initiatives that were introduced in one South African university. Institutional evidence is provided on the multiple teaching and learning activities and their outcomes, which are analysed through an engagement with the literature on SoTL in four broad areas of teaching and learning: research and innovation; recognition, rewards and academic promotions; professional development and practice; and policy review and development. This is followed by a discussion on institutionalising SoTL through an "organic approach." It is concluded that SoTL can be grown institutionally, especially when conceptualised more inclusively and as multidimensional.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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