Students as Scholars: Academic Development and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Students as Scholars: Academic Development and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 18-19 Jul 2019.

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Abstract

As academic developers we are holding a multiplier role when it comes to enhancing learning and teaching, and in encouraging our colleagues to develop their own scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). We will show how we build a bridge between our students as teaching-focused academics and SoTL, in a course within the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP, University of Glasgow). The ‘Designing Active Pedagogies’ course aims to raise our students’ awareness of the importance of space and place with an aspiration to promote active learning. The delivery of the course was dialogic in nature. We developed a theoretical model, offered as a discursive framework within which students could situate their own academic practice. For example, the three main units focused on digital storytelling, object-based learning, and learning landscapes, explored from different disciplinary backgrounds (Lysaker and Furuness, 2011). For the course assignment, students were required to reflect in a scholarly way on their experiences through the production of a digital teaching artefact. The course culminated in a joint presentation about their teaching innovations to our annual learning and teaching conference, and we are in the process of a co-authoring an associated SoTL paper. Lysaker, J.T. and Furuness, S. 2011. Space for Transformation: Relational, Dialogic Pedagogy. Journal of Transformative Education 9(3) 183-197.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Karlsson-Brown, Dr Paula and Docherty, Dr Frances and Charters, Mr Mark and Robertson-Kirkland, Dr Brianna and Dale, Dr Vicki and Sheridan, Dr Nathalie and Reid, Dr Donald and Breslin, Mark
Authors: Sheridan, N., Dale, V., Breslin, M., Charters, M., Docherty, F., Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P., Reid, D., and Robertson-Kirkland, B.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division

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