The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) uses reflection, discovery, and evidence-based methods to research effective teaching and student 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)

Community of Practice:

Communities of Practice are groups with a common interest who engage in a process of collective learning and knowledge exchange to promote learning, determine solutions, and build innovations (Wegner, 1998; 2000; 2004).

Community of Practice: Scholarly Inquiry and Research

The CoP: Scholarly Inquiry and Research connects faculty at Capilano who are currently engaged, or would like to be engaged, in research or scholarly inquiry. This includes facilitating research undertaken by students as part of coursework, as well as research on teaching and learning (SoTL), and research undertaken as part of faculty professional development. Meeting topics and structure will be decided on at community meetings taking into account member interests and emerging trends in scholarly inquiry and research. Co-facilitators of the CoP are Dr. Kathleen Kummen and Dr. Janet Waters.  email cte@capilanou.ca for meeting times/locations.

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 territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.


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