Doing SoTL – Part 2: Designing Your Study

Friday, April 26, 2024
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Hybrid (attend in-person in Killam Library Room B400, or virtually on Teams)
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The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on systematic and scholarly inquiry into our teaching practice and the student experience. The goal of SoTL is to identify, explore, and share advances in teaching and learning in order to enhance student learning.

This is the second working group in a series of sessions that walk participants through the process of a SoTL project. In this session we will go through the process of designing a research study to answer an existing research question about teaching and learning.

Participants will work alone or in groups to brainstorm the study design for a SoTL question they’d like to tackle with some structured prompts and guidance from the facilitator.


You do not need to commit to attending all events in this series in order to participate in this session!

If you did not attend the first session, and you don’t have a SoTL research question in mind, you can reach out to the session facilitator for a consultation to help you generate your own SoTL question. Alternatively, if you don’t have a SoTL question of your own, you can attend with the goal of helping others brainstorm their own study designs.


Dr. Kate Thompson, Educational Developer (SoTL), Centre for Learning and Teaching

Intended Audience

Open to all

This session is part of the SoTL Scholars Program annual series of workshops on the topic of SoTL.