Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2016
2015/2016, Semester 0
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Dean's Office (Medicine))
Modular Credits: --
Institutions responsible for the education of students must ensure that its education mission is optimally fulfilled together with its other missions like research and service. In institutions of higher learning, the primary emphasis on mission fulfillment was heavily weighted on research and, consequently, the word scholarship was narrowly interpreted to include only activities focused on discovery of new knowledge through the research process. During 1990s, the late Boyer advocated a reappraisal of and expanded the meaning of the word ‘scholarship’ which was further refined and now includes the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Today, in the 21st century, many institutions of higher learning recognize the scholarship of teaching and learning as a pathway to promotion and tenure in academia. However, to benefit from this, it is important to have a clear understanding of the demands and rigour associated with the achievement of the scholarship of teaching and learning.
By the end of this module, participants will be able to:
1. decribe the key principles of Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)
2. engage in conducting Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) projects
3. evaluate Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) efforts in healthcare professional education
Kindly note that there are no assignments for the workshop as one of the assessment requirement of the certificate program involves the presentation of a short medical education research project in at least 1 educational meeting.