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)
Think about how your teaching relates to specific theoretical frameworks and methodologies.
Choose an aspect of teaching that you want to explore:
Try the databases and suggested searches, or book a Research 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
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.
The Research Cycle
Contact your Academic Outreach Librarian to discuss:
Research Online (RO)
UOW's research repository
Try your regular databases to find out about learning and teaching in your discipline. Focus your search with terms like these:
Start with these live searches to explore recent books and journal articles: