The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning In and Across the Disciplines

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning In and Across the Disciplines

Edited by Kathleen McKinney
Foreword by Mary Taylor Huber
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/31/2012
Format: paper 288 pages, 3 b&w illus.
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-253-00676-9
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The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) began primarily as a discipline-based movement, committed to exploring the signature pedagogical and learning styles of each discipline within higher education, with little exchange across disciplines. As the field has developed, new questions have arisen concerning cross-disciplinary comparison and learning in multidisciplinary settings This volume by a stellar group of experts provides a state-of-the-field review of recent SoTL scholarship within a range of disciplines and offers a stimulating discussion of critical issues related to interdisciplinarity in teaching, learning, and SoTL research.

Author Bio

Kathleen McKinney is Professor of Sociology and Cross Endowed Chair in Scholarship of Teaching at Illinois State University. Her books include Enhancing Learning through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

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"[Represents] the continuation of an important conversation about the nature of scholarship, a renewed and increasingly sophisticated understanding of teaching, and a shift of focus from teaching to learning that has been occurring in the academy for at least a decade. . . . [S]hows the extent to which a common language and methodologies have emerged as SoTL has matured." —Margaret Miller, University of Virginia

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Table of Contents

Foreword Mary Huber

Introduction to SoTL in and across the Disciplines Kathleen McKinney

Part I. SoTL In the Disciplines
1. Difference, Privilege, and Power in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: The Value of Humanities SoTL Nancy L. Chick
2. Contributions from Psychology: Heuristics for Interdisciplinary Advancement of SoTL Regan A. R. Gurung and Beth M. Schwartz
3. SoTL and Interdisciplinary Encounters in the Study of Students’ Understanding of Mathematical Proof Curtis Bennett and Jacqueline Dewar
4. Plowing through Bottlenecks in Political Science: Experts and Novices at Work Jeffrey L. Bernstein
5. The History Learning Project “Decodes” a Discipline: The Union of Teaching and Epistemology Leah Shopkow, Arlene Diaz, Joan Middenorf, and David Pace
6. Assessing Strategies for Teaching Key Sociological Understandings Caroline Hodges Persell and Antonio E. Mateiro

Part II. SoTL Across the Disciplines
7. Square One: What is Research? Gary Poole
8. Fallacies of SoTL: Rethinking How We Conduct Our Research Liz Grauerholz and Eric Main
9. Exploring Student Learning in Unfamiliar Territory: A Humanist and a Scientist Compare Notes David A. Reichard and Kathy Takayama
10. Talking Across the Disciplines: Building Communicative Competence in a Multidisciplinary Graduate-Student Seminar on Inquiry in Teaching and Learning Jennifer Meta Robinson, Melissa Gresalfi, Tyler Booth Christensen, April K. Sievert, Katherine Dowell Kearns, and Miriam E. Zolan
11. Getting at the Big Picture through SoTL Lauren Scharff
12. Growing Our Own Understanding of Teaching and Learning: Planting the Seeds and Reaping the Harvest Cheryl Albers
13. Navigating Interdisciplinary Rip Tides on the Way to the Scholarship of Integrative Learning Carmen Werder

Contributors
Index
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