Teaching + Learning

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is scholarly inquiry into the activity of learning and teaching which advances the practice of teaching by making research findings public. SOTL research encompasses aspects of professional development, such as how teachers can not only improve their expertise in their fields, but also develop their pedagogical expertise.

Key Characteristics of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


Boyer, E. L. (1990). Scholarship reconsidered: Priorities of the professoriate. The Carnegie Foudnation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Fenton, N,. Szala-Meneok, K. & Marquis, B. (2011) Research on Teaching & Learning Guidebook. Centre for Leadership in Learning, McMaster University, 2011. 

Michael, R. L. (2012). Sustaining the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Campus-based Community of Practice. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 6(2), 1-10.

Poole, G. A. R. Y., Simmons, N. I. C. O. L. A., Land, R., & Gordon, G. (2013). Contributions of the scholarship of teaching and learning to quality enhancement in Canada. Enhancing Quality in Higher Education: International Perspectives, 118.

Taylor, K. L. (2007). What We Value about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Keynote speech from Forging our Own Path: Dialogues on Teaching and Learning. Kwantlen University College.

Open-Access Resource of Annotations

This site is an annotated literature resource for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)!

Here you’ll find helpful summaries of key literature that will support your practice or research in postsecondary teaching and learning.

Whether you:

  • are a SoTL scholar, Educational Developer, student, interested faculty member, or administrator;
  • work in a university, college, or other postsecondary setting; or
  • are interested in these topics for your teaching and learning research or practice,

the intention of the site is to give ‘point of entry’ into relevant higher education topics to provide a starting point for your inquiries. Please see the “About” tab for background on the project.

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