Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SOTL)

Introduction to Scholarship of Teaching & Learning: Recommended Readings

If you are unsure where to start, the list of readings below is a good place.  In the video below Randy Bass (Georgetown University), Dan Bernstein (University of Kansas), Mary Taylor Huber (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching), Pat Hutchings (Gonzaga University), Sherry Linkon (Georgetown University) and Gary Poole (University of British Columbia) share the reasons for their particular recommendations. Presented by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University and the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), this video was produced for ISSOTL Online 2013, an online conference held in conjunction with the ISSOTL 2013 conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Astin, A. W. (1993). What Matters in College? Four Critical Years Revisited. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Barr, R. B. & Tagg, J. (1995). From Teaching to Learning: A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education. Change 27(6), 12-25.
  • Bass, R. (1999). The Scholarship of Teaching: What’s the Problem? Inventio, 1(1).
  • Bernstein, D. (2010). Finding Your Place in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 4(2).
  • Bernstein, D., & Bass, R. (2005). The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Academe, 91(4), 37-43.
  • Bernstein, D., Burnett, A. N., Goodburn, A., & Savory, P. (2006). Making Teaching and Learning Visible: Course Portfolios and the Peer Review of Teaching. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company
  • Brookfield, S. D. (1995). Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Boyer, E. L. (1990). Scholarship reconsidered: Priorities of the professoriate. Princeton, NJ: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Chickering, A. W., & Gamson, Z. F. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. The Wingspread Journal, 9(2), special insert.
  • Felten, P. (2013). Principles of Good Practice in SoTL. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 1(1), 121-125.
  • Huber, M. T. (2008). The Promise of Faculty Inquiry for Teaching and Learning Basic Skills. Strengthening Pre-Collegiate Education in Community Colleges. Stanford, CA: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Huber, M. T., & Morreale, S. P. (2002). Situating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation. Disciplinary Styles in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Exploring Common Ground. Stanford, CA: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Hutchings, P. (2000). Introduction: Approaching the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Opening Lines: Approaches to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Stanford, CA: Carnegie Foundation.
  • Hutchings, P. (2000). Opening Lines: Approaches to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Stanford, CA: Carnegie Foundation.
  • Hutchings, P., & Shulman, L. (1999). The Scholarship of Teaching: New Elaborations, New Developments. Change, 31(5), 10-15.
  • InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching. Volume 8 (2013): Scholarly Teaching and Learning. (Includes an editorial by Pat Hutchings and several SoTL-related articles.)
  • Kreber, C., & Cranton, P. A. (2000). Exploring the scholarship of teaching. The Journal of  Higher Education, 71(4), 476–495.
  • McKinney, K. (2004). The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Past Lessons, Current Challenges, and Future Visions. To Improve the Academy, 22, 3-19.
  • McKinney, K. (2012). Increasing the Impact of SoTL: Two Sometimes Neglected Opportunities. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(1).
  • McKinney, K., & Chick, N. (2010). SoTL as Women’s Work: What do Existing Data Tell Us? International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 4(2).
  • Pascarella, E. T., & Terenzini, P. T. (1991). How College Affects Students: Findings and Insights from Twenty Years of Research (Vol. 1). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Shulman, L. (1993). Teaching as a Community Property: Putting an End to Pedagogical Solitude. Change, 25(6).
  • Shulman, L. (1999). Taking Learning Seriously. Change, 31(4), 10-17.
  • Shulman, L. (2011). The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Personal Account and Reflection. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 5(1).
  • Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal.

Journals For Research and Publication 

If you are interested in reading more about SoTL the following journals publish SoTL articles regularly.