The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Guide for Scientists, Engineers, and Mathematicians

ISBN : 9780198821212

Jacqueline Dewar; Curtis Bennett; Matthew A. Fisher
192 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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This guide to the scholarship of teaching and learning shows how scientists, engineers, and mathematicians can draw on disciplinary knowledge and teaching experience to investigate questions about student learning. Through descriptions and many examples readers learn how to frame a research question, collect and analyze data, and disseminate the results.


1 Understanding the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
2 Developing a Researchable Question
3 Designing a Research Study
4 Gathering Evidence: The Basics
5 Evidence: From Surveys
6 Evidence: From Interviews, Focus Groups, and Think-alouds
7 Analyzing Evidence
8 The Final Step: Going Public
9 Reflecting on the Benefits of SoTL

About the author: 

Jacqueline M. Dewar, is Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She received the Mathematical Association of America's Haimo award for Distinguished Teaching, was a Carnegie scholar, co-edited two books, co-authored several undergraduate mathematics textbooks, and has more than 15 publications related to faculty development or undergraduate teaching and learning. ; Curtis D. Bennett is the Richard D. Green Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at California State University, Long Beach. He received the Haimo award for Distinguished Teaching from the Mathematical Association of America, was a two-time Carnegie Scholar with the Carnegie Foundation's Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and has over 30 publications in research and expository mathematics and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. ; Matthew A. Fisher is an Associate Professor of Chemistry, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe PA. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990, was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2015, was a Carnegie Scholar with the Carnegie Foundation's Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and has over 15 publications in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

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