Centre for Teaching Excellence

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Scholarly Teaching is evidence-based teaching informed by theory. It is grounded in critical reflection and involves systematically gathering evidence and research and applying it to learning.  In contrast the the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)  is the systematic inquiry through diverse research methodologies into questions related to teaching practices and student learning that are shared publicly to advance the field of teaching and learning.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) involves post-secondary practitioners conducting inquiry into teaching and learning processes in higher education contexts.”  (Poole & Simmons, 2013)


Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the unceded sovereign Indigenous Nations of Lil’wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).


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