There are a wide range of evidence-based resources to support faculty in their reflection on their practice. We've gathered a few of them together here as a starting point.
Many disciplines have their own journals focused on teaching. A quick search on “Journal” + “education” + “your discipline” will most likely point you to what’s available in your field. Also, searching the VIU library’s databases is a useful way to find these materials. Check with departmental colleagues if you’re new to teaching, to find out what has been most helpful.
Teaching and Learning Journals
- Active Learning in Higher Education
- Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
- Canadian Journal of Higher Education
- Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology
- Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
- College Teaching
- Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (Cdn)
- Higher Education Research and Development
- International Journal Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- Studies in Higher Education
- Teaching in Higher Education
- Accounting Education
- American Biology Teacher
- CBE - Life Sciences Education
- Chemistry Education Research and Practice
- The College Mathematics Journal
- Composition Studies
- Computer Science Education
- Journal of Education for Business
- Journal of Geography in Higher Education
- Journal of Geoscience Education
- Journal of Management Education
- Journal of Music Teacher Education
- Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
- Journal of Political Studies Education
For a comprehensive list of many journals, visit the web pages of Kennesaw State University Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
There’s no shortage of websites devoted to teaching. Nearly every university sponsors a teaching centre that publishes lots of practical ideas on teaching practices.
Some outstanding examples of websites devoted to teaching and learning are:
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Annotated Literature Database: This website is an annotated literature database on scholarship of teaching, arranged by topic in its ‘table of contents’.
- Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) Learning Outcomes Resources: This website has resources and best practices around developing learning outcomes.
- Open Faculty Patchbook: Patching Pedagogy Together, For Each Other: This site was started by a faculty developer at Trent University and contains “patches” or stories from faculty about teaching in higher education. The stories come from across the world with faculty contributing new stories all the time.
- BCcampus: This website has open resources from different disciplines —look especially at the BC Open Textbooks under “resources”.
- University of British Columbia’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology: This resource page is a jumping off point for many resources on technology, curriculum development and teaching.
- Carnegie Mellon University – Eberly Centre: One of the more forward-thinking universities with respect to teaching and learning and a fantastic website of ideas.
- University of Michigan’s Centre for Research in Teaching and Learning: This website has gathered top resources from teaching centres throughout North America on topics of common interest and need for faculty. Good for exploration of various topics.
- University of Texas at Austin: Faculty Innovation Centre: A terrific collection of resources for faculty. Check out the Instructional Strategies and Quick FICs site.
- Liberating Structures: This website with loads of ideas about how to engage people—with specific instructions and logistics on how to run activities. The site is designed generically (for groups of adults of any kind) but you will find lots of ideas for your own classes if you’re willing to adapt them.