The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is an emerging movement of scholarly thought and action that draws on the reciprocal relationship between teaching and learning at the post-secondary level (Boyer, 1990). An important goal of SoTL is to enhance and augment learning amongst and between individual learners by investigating the many features of discipline specific expertise and best pedagogical practice (McKinney, 2006).
SoTL invites professionals to examine their own classroom practice, record their successes and failures, and ultimately share their experiences so that others may reflect on their findings and build upon teaching and learning processes. In this respect, SoTL serves as a conduit for disseminating contemporary research findings and making accessible practical applications of educational theories and practices related to teaching and learning for all stakeholders in education (Hutchings & Shulman, 1999).
The History of SoTL
The video below will provide you with some foundation on the history of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Video content is presented by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University in North Carolina.