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The Courage to SoTL (SoTL Brownbag)

Posted by Centre for Learning and Teaching on September 27, 2023 in General Announcements

October 5, 2023: The Courage to SoTL (SoTL Brownbag)

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12:00-1:00pm AST
In-person, Killam Library, B400 

Facilitator: Laurel Schut – Instructor, College of Sustainability

Description: Interested in Book Clubs, but short on time? Join in for this one-off Journal Club! This is a one-hour, casual conversation focused on Godbold et al.’s (2021) paper: The Courage to SoTL.

As Godbold et al share: “The courage to SoTL is also about the courage it takes to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning. In part, it is simply the act of naming oneself as a SoTL scholar… Just as Palmer speaks to “the teacher within” who leads us to work that gladdens us, so too are many of us drawn to the work of teaching, learning, and educational development because it speaks to our inner selves and gladdens us.”

Along with sharing our questions, inquiries, critiques, and/or praise for the article, we’ll also discuss several of the reflective questions provided in the paper, including: What does being a SoTL scholar mean to you? What does an undivided life, as a SoTL scholar, look like? What have we learned about our own SoTL identities, and from others’ identities and experiences?

Reading the article in advance is recommended to encourage richer and deeper conversations, though all are very welcome to attend!

Godbold, Irving-Bell, D., McSweeney-Flaherty, J. M., Prusko, P. T., Schlesselman, L. S., & Smith, H. (2021). The courage to SoTL. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 9(1), 380–394.