Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): Home

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Your Academic Library Services Team can help you with:

  • finding information on SoTL
  • finding appropriate SoTL journals
  • information research skills training
  • information research skills within courses
  • updating course textbooks and readings

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The work of the professor becomes consequential only as it is understood by others. Yet, today, teaching is often viewed as a routine function, tacked on, something almost anyone can do. When defined as scholarship, however, teaching both educates and entices future scholars.

Boyer, EL 1991, 'The scholarship of teaching from scholarship reconsidered: Priorities of the professoriate', College Teaching, vol. 39, no. 1, pp.11-13.

...of Teaching and Learning

Anne Davis, ‘Learning’, May 1 2013, CC License CC BY-NC 2.0 (, Image source: flickr (


The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is conceptualised by Kreber (2005) as “the practical, intellectual and critical work done by university teachers that facilitates student development toward significant educational goals”

This guide supports university teachers, particularly those new to SoTL, to conduct research or evaluation about teaching and learning. Further, this guide assists teaching staff to identify appropriate discipline related journals and conferences to publish their findings, so they may in a scholarly manner, contribute to teaching and learning discussions and debates nationally and internationally.

Kreber C, 2005 ‘Charting a critical course on the scholarship of university teaching movement’, Studies in Higher Education, vol. 30, no. 4, p. 392.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Professor Keith Trigwell, Professor and Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Sydney, speaks on how Boyer's (1990) ideas on the scholarships of academia form the basis of recent developments in the scholarship of teaching and learning. 

This International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) playlist introduces 2013 conference attendees to SoTL and ISSOTL. It focuses on points of debate in the field's history, facilitates discussion of seminal readings, and situates the 2013 conference theme in relation to the field's development.


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Grants and Awards

A range of learning and teaching awards and grants are available at UniSA:

A range of national learning and teaching awards, grants and fellowships are available from the Office for Learning and Teaching on behalf of DIICCSRTE (Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education):

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