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The Scholarship of Learning and Teaching

The Scholarship of Learning and Teaching "both educates and entices future scholars by communicating the beauty and enlightenment at the heart of significant knowledge" (Boyer, 1990)

It is "key for understanding student learning; for developing responsive and integrated curricula; for enhancing the quality of student learning experiences; for assessing which practices are effective in specific circumstances; and equally important, for providing leadership with practice-based inquiry and the dissemination of localized curriculum and pedagogical research to a broader scholarly community." (University of British Columbia, INTL)

Linking theory and practice

Think about how your teaching relates to specific theoretical frameworks and methodologies.

Choose an aspect of teaching that you want to explore:

  • Innovative teaching methods
  • Improving student understanding of a difficult concept in your discipline
  • System level issues, e.g. program coordination
  • Impact of institutional initiatives
  • Application of a pedagodical methodology

Try the databases and suggested searches, or book a Consultation with a library professional.
Looking for a quiet space to do your work? We have a dedicated Academic Space, available on level one of the Library.


These databases are focused on Education Research and are valuable when looking for information including teaching methods, curriculum design, pedagogy, learning outcomes, and other topics of relevance to teaching academics.

Start with some of the research keywords (right). You can combine these with your own discipline keywords to focus your search on your particular area i.e  "blended learning" and biology

Sharing and Publishing

Choose the right journal

Points to consider around journal quality - is it peer reviewed? is it a high impact journal?  Is it indexed in Web of Science/Scopus as per UOW Research Active Policy?

Other points: How frequently is it published? Do the aims and scope match my topic? What is the acceptance rate and review time? See our 'Where to publish' guide for more hints and tips, including how to avoid predatory publishers.

  • General journals - this list of general titles relevant to the scholarship of teaching and learning is a good starting point. It includes outlets suitable for ECRs as well as more established researchers.

The Research Cycle

The Research Cycle steps you through the process of successfully creating and disseminating your research. 

Contact your Academic Outreach Librarian to discuss:


Research Online (RO)

UOW's research repository

Click the discipline wheel to explore UOW Research Online content in Education

  • Increase your discoverability worldwide
  • Help meet UOW's target of 60% of research outputs in RO
  • Keep up to date with UOW publications via RSS

Curriculum renewal for public health nutrition - a national case study, Australia

Champions or Helpers: Leadership in Curriculum Reform in Science

Towards teaching and research parity: a teaching quality and reward framework

What use is SoTL?: Using the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to Develop a Curriculum for First Year University History Classes

A systemic approach to working with academic staff: addressing the confusion at the source

Use of Quality Teaching and Learning Circles in Engineering

Constructing high quality learning environments using learning designs and learning objects.

Exploring learning design in tertiary mathematics

Medical students are from Mars - educators are from Pluto?

Applying a learning design to the design of a university unit: a single case study




Professional Sites

Research Keywords

Try your regular databases to find out about learning and teaching in your discipline. Focus your search with terms like these:

Suggested Searches

Start with these live searches to explore recent books and journal articles:

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