Methodology Methodology is your research (inquiry) plan or strategy. You could think about it as a project plan, exploring how you go about answering your research questions (or proofing your hypothesis). What theoretical framework have you chosen to scaffold your research (if you choose one)? Have you decided to follow a methodology? There is a […]
Day 4: Theory A theory, Blumer once noted, is always a theory of something. But it is also always a theory for someone. Fine, G. A., & Tavory, I. (2019). Interactionism in the Twenty‐First Century: A Letter on Being‐in‐a‐Meaningful‐World. Symbolic Interaction, 42(3), 457–467. https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.430 Theories are used as a frame of reference. Exploring issues related to learning […]
Literature On Day Three of SoTLWe are thinking about the literature review. The tricky bit with this area is, if you are not from a cognate discipline, your usual research databases might not yield many or any relevant results for your question. Education is a multidisciplinary field relating to education, psychology, educational psychology, neuro-and cognition […]
Day 2: Research Questions On Day Two of SoTLThink about your research question. If it is easier for you to begin with formulating a hypothesis this is a valid starting point. Later down the line we can have a chat about how we would go about proving or disproving this hypothesis. One of the main […]
When I set out to note down 10 reasons to write–10 reasons that would push me to write today–I never thought I would make it beyond the first two. But here you go: 1. I write to sort my head We experience a lot of context switching in our roles lecturers in academic development as […]
Welcome and Where to Start Welcome to the twelve days of SoTL 2019! If you want to follow the pursuits on Twitter, follow the #12daysofSoTL hashtag! This MindMap gives you an overview of the process and includes links to various resources you might find helpful: https://mm.tt/1365616325?t=60QxBONf3C I made this MindMap fully editable so if you […]
The 12 Days of SoTL begin tomorrow Monday the 2nd of December 2019. The link below is an online advent calendar with twelves doors, each of them representing one aspect of the process of undertaking an educational inquiry (research) project in Higher Education.
This is the very first try to create a SoTL process infographic. Let me know if this makes sense. Mind you these are just the main points and I highlighted a couple of issues I have become aware off over the last years. What else is needed? Is tone of voice okay?
In our course Creative Pedagogies for Active Learning we were asked by our students to share some active learning and teaching tools, we use or recommend. So that they could apply these in their own practice. So this is one from my teaching archives, the year is 2013. Although for the example I updated it […]
Using white plastic cups for critical thinking skills From the archives (Sept 2013). A colleague at the time had asked me to share this exercise. So I wrote it into a post. Last week I had my first cohort of students (a programme that starts slightly off sync with the rest of the university) this […]