Education Column: Situated Studies of Teaching and Learning: The New Mainstream

Volume: 
45
Issue Number: 
1
Issue: 
Jan-Feb
Year: 
2015
Authors and Affiliations: 
Jackie Dewar, Professor Emerita, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Abstract

First paragraph:

I have previously written about the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in this column.1 This time my title is taken from the keynote address at the 2013 ISSOTL (International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Conference, given by Dr. Lee Shulman, President Emeritus of the Carnegie Foundation. What should count as real research? In higher education, should situated studies be devalued relative to experimental studies with random assignment treatment and control groups? These are the questions Dr. Shulman examined in his talk. Here I will summarize a few of the points he made and provide some of the references he gave. His entire keynote is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=bhvwLW-5zMM.


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