I have had a bit of frustration with getting a definition sorted. So I made a thinking thing … ‘definitions are living creatures’. That’s the premise.
When life gives you lemons… This month’s theme is a chance to think about teaching and learning in difficult and unexpected situations – what strategies have you used to accept reality, realign expectations and take control? What do successes and failures look like in this ‘new light’? Does this make you feel vulnerable, authentic, brave […]
Publish SoTL Today is a list of journals and resources that can help you to find the right place. I created an OER where you can collate appropriate journals and plan your writing process. With the help of colleagues we made a head-start. You can download it here: Some suggestions from our SOTL group: A […]
Data Analysis As with any of the previous topics I could probably run several 12 days of SoTL just for this topic. There is a variety to data analysis processes or frameworks you can refer to. Some of which @UofGLEADS offers CPD for. Today we have a brief look at the easiest one for qualitative […]
Data Collection On day nine we reflect that whilst we have chosen our methods, there are some considerations to take into account when it comes to actually ‘doing the collecting’ of data. For instance: If we are leading interviews, and instead of having open ended questions, or even just prompts to encourage a free flow […]
Ethics Ethics is always necessary when undertaking (non-clinical) research which involves people. Questions that usually need to be addressed are: Why are you undertaking the research? Your rationale. How do you plan to undertake the research? Methodology Methods Who are you participants? How do you choose them? Are there any risks for your participants? If […]
Participant Selection Participant selection can be a tricky issue particularly when we are undertaking an education inquiry with our own students. There is a variety of sampling techniques (probability and non-probability sampling methods) we can refer to: Cluster Sampling Snowball Sampling Convenience Sampling etc Convenience sampling is most likely to be your easiest and most […]
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 […]
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?
Rich Furman @WriteNThrive and I had a video coaching session to advice on writing issues specific to academics with ADHD. I am still (months and months later) deconstructing and reconstructing all the advice. Sharing some of the key insights from the session on my blog #acwri #publishing #writing #academicwriting #highered
So I am currently undertaking a bit of background reading around Scholarship (scholarly activities aka scholarship sans publication) and SoTL. AdvanceHE put forward in their recommendation: SoTL needs to be discussed and made explicit as a concept to generate some institutional consensus on its usefulness to enhance practices’ (p.8) Fanghanel, J., Pritchard, J., Potter, J., […]