At the nexus of learning and innovation
Sep
11
September 11, 2:00 pm
Where

Tuesday 11 September 2018 from 2.00-3.30pm
in Room 612, Education Building A35, University of Sydney

The Scholarship of University Teaching and Student Learning, a CRLI seminar with Keith Trigwell

Where

Tuesday 11 September 2018 from 2.00-3.30pm
in Room 612, Education Building A35, University of Sydney

Frequently cited purposes of the scholarship of university teaching include the enhancement of teaching, a way to raise the status of teaching, a means through which teachers may come to teach more knowledgeably, a means through which the quality of teaching may be assessed, a way to enhance students’ experience of learning, a means by which the research profile of an individual or department may be enhanced, and a way of stimulating interest in teaching. The study reported in this seminar was designed to assess whether one acknowledged purpose of SoTL (to enhance students’ experience of learning) is likely to be achieved. Questionnaires on SoTL and approaches to teaching were used to capture the experiences of academics at the University of Sydney. Links between approaches to teaching and the quality of student learning were used to show that when teaching is seen as scholarly and inquiring and when it is made public and peer reviewed, there is a stronger likelihood that the improving student learning purposes of SoTL are being achieved.

  • Room 612, Education Building A35
  • Tuesday 11 Sep 2018 from 2.00-3.30pm (join us from 1.45 for a coffee)
  • No registration needed, just come on the day
  • This seminar will be recorded

Keith Trigwell pictureKeith Trigwell, now retired, was Professor of Higher Education in the Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Sydney from 2006-2017. He was previously Director of the Centre for Excellence in Preparing for Academic Practice and Reader in Higher Education at the University of Oxford. His research interests include investigating qualitative differences in university teaching and students’ learning experiences, including development of the Approaches to Teaching Inventory with Mike Prosser, teaching-research relations and the scholarship of teaching, resulting in over 100 published books and journal articles. He is a former co-president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. In 2010 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award (Leadership) from the Society and in 2016 an Honorary Doctorate from Lund University in Sweden.

Event contact information

crli.info@sydney.edu.au