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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is the systematic study of student learning in an attempt to find out what works best. Similar to researchers in other academic disciplines, SoTL scholars adopt an empirical approach to studying teaching and learning and endeavour to make their research findings public via conferences and refereed publications, with the added benefit of being able to apply their findings to their own teaching practices.

Learn about the SoTL resources and opportunities available within the Faculty of Science.

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Current SoTL Projects

Our faculty members are leading teaching and learning research projects. Learn more about their work.

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Funding Opportunities

Learn about available funding sources for teaching and learning research.

SoTL Resources for Faculty of Science Instructors

The Teaching Commons offers a variety of resources for those interested in evidence-based teaching and the systematic study of student learning.

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Interactive SoTL Guidebook

Adopting the highest ethical standards is paramount in SoTL research. Review the Teaching Commons' comprehensive SoTL Research Ethics Guide.

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SoTL Research Ethics Guide

Learn about the ethics of SoTL research, the ethical review process and approvals, and the resources available.

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A Model for Engaged Teaching at York

Read more about the many dimensions of teaching one can engage with throughout their career.

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A one-year program for faculty to explore any aspect of teaching and learning by engaging in action research and contributing to the SoTL.


For more information, please see the Teaching Commons website. If you have any questions, please contact Yelin Su, the Educational Developer Liaison, at