Celebrate SoTL 2019

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Event Date & Time

  • October 24, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Event Description

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) builds a bridge between teaching and research in our disciplines. SoTL is the systematic inquiry into student learning to advance the practice of teaching.

Celebrate SoTL Day, co-hosted by the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL), the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Technology (CTLT), and the SoTL Community of Practice, will take place on Thursday, October 24, 2019. This full-day event will be an opportunity for novice and experienced SoTL practitioners across UBC to share their stories, engage in dialogues around teaching and learning, network with like-minded colleagues, and advance your SoTL work.  

Please join us for all or some of the events.

Agenda

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.                     Registration

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                   Keynote: Threshold Concepts in SoTL

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                Panel Discussion: What is Learning and What is Worth Measuring?

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                  e-Poster session: Showcase your SoTL work

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.                     Workshop: Inclusive SoTL Research

Keynote –  Threshold Concepts in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Developing educational leaders through the integration of threshold concepts
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room 302

Institutional educational leaders are increasingly being asked to make research informed and evidence-based decisions around pedagogical, curricular, and policy initiatives and/or changes. Unfortunately, many of these leaders lack the strategic SoTL expertise and institutions struggle with incentives to build that capacity. With Promotion and Tenure Guidelines that recognize educational leadership in teaching and learning and institutional support for SoTL, UBC is in a unique position to build and support SoTL expertise.

Recent studies illustrate that threshold concepts can work as a lens with which to investigate SoTL and as a frame to consider curriculum for programs on teaching and learning in higher education. Focusing on the ‘stuck places’, this talk will share recent research conducted to identify threshold concepts in SoTL in order to consider how institutions and SoTL-based professional development programs can support SoTL development and foster educational leadership.

  • Andrea Webb, PhD – Instructor, Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Andrea Webb is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia; she teaches social studies education. Originally a secondary school teacher, Dr. Webb developed her interested in teaching and learning in higher education while an Adjunct. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies and her current research interests lie in threshold concepts in the scholarship of teaching and learning and educational leadership, particularly within the context of higher education. Andrea is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a member of the Advisory Board for the International Program for the Scholarship of Educational Leadership: UBC Certificate on Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education.

Panel Discussion – What is Learning and What is Worth Measuring?
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room 302

How do you begin to define learning? In your teaching context? In your discipline? While there are disciplinary differences in what students learn, it is important to keep in mind that learning content or information constitutes only one part of learning in higher education. We will explore the complexities of learning (domain knowledge, attitudes, learning how to learn, life-long learning skills, etc.) as well as how it relates to SoTL.

In this panel discussion, we will hear from diverse educators on their evolving conceptualization of learning:

  • Deb Butler, PhD – Professor, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
  • Pam Kalas, PhD – Senior Instructor, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany
  • Patrick Dubois, MA – PhD Candidate, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology & SoTL Specialist, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
  • Bruce Moghtader, MA – PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education & SoTL Specialist, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
e-Poster Session – Showcase your SoTL work
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Stikine Room 260

Featuring SoTL activity across UBC, this session will provide an opportunity to share your SoTL projects, receive feedback from peers, and disseminate project outcomes, successes and pitfalls. For those considering embarking on researching their teaching practice, this session will be a unique opportunity to engage with colleagues and learn from their SoTL experiences. Lunch will be provided; registration is required.

For those interested in presenting their work, please submit your proposal by Wednesday, October 2. 

Workshop – Inclusive SoTL Research
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room 302

This session explores how to incorporate inclusivity in your reflective teaching practice and SoTL research. We will discuss some important considerations for inclusivity when evaluating our teaching practices and/or learning environments. You will have the opportunity to identify opportunities to study within your own teaching context through an EDI lens.

  • Jackie Stewart, PhD –  Senior Instructor, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry &  Deputy Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
  • Lisa White – PhD Student, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Studies and Indigenous Education & SoTL Specialists, Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

 

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