Researching learning and teaching

At Swansea University there is an active learning & teaching community committed to improving practice and engaging with new technology, supported by our excellent SALT team. Academics here are also encouraged to complete a Postgraduate Certificate Teaching in Higher Education or seek HEA Fellowship recognition. All of this requires engagement with the published research on learning and teaching to ensure that changes made are evidence-based and good practice identified.

Following conversations with staff and requests for support with literature searching, we wanted to create a resource that would help anyone who is taking on the challenge of engaging in an entirely new subject area, both to research and to publish. So we have created a LibGuide for the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoTL):

Screenshot of the SoTL LibGuide

SoTL LibGuide (English) / Ysgoloriaith Dysgu ac Addysgu (Welsh)

On there you will find tabs that address some of the issues that staff have raised:

  • Selected introductory material to the field of Scholarship of Learning & Teaching (SoTL)
  • Suggestions for top places to search for literature on higher education
  • Links to top SoTL journals, to read and to publish in
  • Information on SoTL and the REF
  • Plus: a place to suggest your own resources

We have been lucky enough to engage with teaching staff at a couple of events this year and have sought to learn from them what would be most useful to support activity with SoTL. Subject Librarian Philippa Price will be continuing work in this area so contact her for more information: p.price@swansea.ac.uk

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