Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Other websites with resources

Developing Research Questions

  • Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University
    • Covers the four types of questions in Pat Hutchins taxonomy: what works, what is, visions of the possible, and formulating new conceptual frameworks
  • Creswell, J. (2009). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (3rd ed.). Los Angeles: Sage.
    • Chapter 7: Research Questions and Hypotheses pdf
      • G. Davies blog post provides a nice review of the chapter on research questions and hypotheses.
  • Blogpost on SoTL Questions by Kathleen McKinney of Illinois State University
    • “…some gaps are lack of SoTL on graduate student learning, lack of longitudinal studies, lack of projects at levels beyond or outside the classroom, lack of studies that directly measure intervening variables and processes (the why and how), and a lack of projects that build praxis—SoTL study followed by application of those results in context then a follow-up study, more application, more follow-up research…” 
  • A worksheet for generating research questions

Publishing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  • General Journals
    • Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
    • College Teaching
    • Journal of College Science Teaching
    • Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
      • The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JoSoTL) is a forum for the dissemination of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in higher education for the community of teacher-scholars. ISSN 1527-9316.
    • International Journal Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
      • An open, double-blind peer reviewed electronic journal published in May and November each year. The journal is an international forum for research and information about the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its applications in higher/tertiary education.
    • Teaching and Learning Inquiry
      • The journal of the International Society of SoTL. TLI features insightful research, theory, commentary, and other scholarly works that document or facilitate investigations of teaching and learning in higher education. 
  • Physics Journals
    • The American Journal of Physics
      • The American Journal of Physics publishes papers that meet the needs and intellectual interests of college and university physics teachers. 
    • The Physics Teacher
      • The focus of The Physics Teacher is on the introductory-level physics course. The papers we publish are aimed at teachers of that course in high schools, two- and four-year colleges, and universities. Papers reporting the results of research projects or announcing new physics theories are not suitable for The Physics Teacher.
  • Biology Journals
    • Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education
  • Chemistry Journals
    • Journal Chemical Education


Internal Review Board and ethical conduct of research

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