MRU Institute for SoTL

Second SoTL reading group session update

Come one, come all!
Jan 22, 12:30-1:30

now with location: Library Boardroom (EL4201)

Charlie Hepler will be presenting the next paper: “The relationship between Research and Teaching: a Meta-Analysis”

Here’s a finely-crafted link to the paper: https://libproxy.mtroyal.ca/login?url=https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3102/00346543066004507

Please note that “interlopers” (people who aren’t presenting this term, and may have time only to read the abstract) ARE absolutely encouraged to attend! Invite your friends and colleagues!

Warmly,
jon

PS – if you want to get the next meeting into your calendar, it will be Feb 5 at 12:00 noon

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Second SoTL reading group session

Come one, come all!
Jan 22, 12:30-1:30

location TBD

Charlie Hepler will be presenting the next paper: “The relationship between Research and Teaching: a Meta-Analysis”

Here’s a finely-crafted link to the paper: https://libproxy.mtroyal.ca/login?url=https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3102/00346543066004507

Please note that “interlopers” (people who aren’t presenting this term, and may have time only to read the abstract) ARE absolutely encouraged to attend! Invite your friends and colleagues!

Warmly,
jon

PS – if you want to get the next meeting into your calendar, it will be Feb 5 at 12:00 noon

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2019 SoTL Reading group

SoTL Reading Group – First Meeting of 2019

The MRU SoTL Reading Group will return in the winter 2019 term. These scholarly meetings are intended to bring together people interested or engaged in SoTL to talk about interesting and important contributions to the field. Some people might call this a “journal club”. This year’s first meeting will take place on January 9th 2019 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in EL 2462 (Riddell Library, 2nd Floor). At this first meeting, there will be an opportunity to discuss an editorial piece by Nancy Chick called “Does Reading SoTL Matter?” RSVP (or direct questions) to jmee@mtroyal.ca, or feel free to drop in unannounced!

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Literacy research profiled

Institute for SoTL funded research is making a splash in MRU News – researchers Jodi Nickle and Scott Hughes from the Department of Education were profiled about their Read Up! Program, partnering teacher candidates with grades 1 and 2 students who were having difficulty with reading. This research was funded through the Marshall Family Foundation.

Along with the important gains for the children in their reading, the SoTL results were that teacher candidates, “reported on their own learning including the importance of planning and preparedness, assessing, posing effective questions, encouraging strategy use, and responding to the learner’s needs.” This means that the impact is not only to the children and the teacher candidates, but has ripple effects to their future students as well.

“(Throughout the program) our students talked about the big ideas,” says Nickel. “’How do I assess? How do I choose the best strategies?’ In addition, building a relationship with the child helped them to teaching responsively: ‘I know this child now. I know what they’re going to like, and what they’re not going to like,’ and so they had to kind of play it by ear and be a responsive teacher, which I think is really important.”

 

See full article here:

Read Up! Program supports early literacy

 

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2018 Banff SoTL Symposium – Now accepting proposals!

It’s spring… and time to plan your session!

Proposals due May 11, 2018

8th Annual Symposium on

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 

Building SoTL Communities

November 8-10, 2018

Banff, Alberta

 

Hosted by the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at  Mount Royal University

Call for Proposals

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Join us this Friday!

SoTL Speaker Series Event

Friday, April 6

12-1pm in EL 2462

Ada Jaarsma and Kenna Olsen

Experiments in Scholarly Teaching

Join us in an interactive exploration of scholarly teaching. We will traverse the humanities, from medieval literature to contemporary philosophy, and will share our discoveries about the value of collaborative experiments in SoTL. This talk will lay out the insights that emerged from a year-long SoTL mentorship project, but more interestingly, perhaps, it will open up new questions about the nature and import of scholarly teaching.

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Last meeting of the SoTL Journal Club for this semester

SoTL Reading Group
This is the last meeting of the SoTL journal club for Winter 2018!
Karen Manarin will present a paper by Trent Maurer and Cassidy Keim: “Teaching about prejudice with a Bogardus Social Distance Scale activity: Replication and extension”

Here’s a finely-crafted link to the paper:
https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/vol12/iss1/7/

Karen also suggests having a look at April McGrath’s paper on null hypothesis significance testing as related/background/support reading:
http://tlijournal.com/tli/index.php/TLI/article/view/3/101

Cheers!
jon

When: Wed., Mar 28,  11am-noon
Where: EL2462

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Next meeting of the SoTL Journal Club

Come one, come all!
Michelle Yeo will be presenting the next paper: “Crossing the Threshold in Introductory Women’s and Gender Studies Courses: An Assessment of Student Learning” by Holly Hassel and Christie Launius:
http://tlijournal.com/tli/index.php/TLI/article/view/7

Please note that “interlopers” (people who aren’t presenting this term, and may have time only to read the abstract) ARE absolutely encouraged to attend!

Regards,
jon

When:
Wed Mar 14,  11:30 am- 12:30 pm
Where: in the RLLC, EL2462

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