Collaboration - with students, with other institutions
Role of Teaching and Learning Centres?
Think about your orientation (and your disciplinary orientation) to doing research
Think about your comfort level with qualitative and quantitative methods
Think about your question
Think about the forms of evidence/data you might want to access or collect
We believe the time has come to move beyond the tired old "teaching versus research" debate and give the familiar and honorable term "scholarship" a broader, more capacious meaning, one that brings legitimacy to the full scope of academic work. Surely, scholarship means engaging in original research. But the work of the scholar also means stepping back from one's investigation, looking for connections, building bridges between theory and practice, and communicating one's knowledge effectively to students.
E. L. Boyer
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Examples in relation to model
Boyer 1990 model Motivate Faculty Teaching Discipline Interdiscipline Outside Awareness Raise awareness Reflection Discuss and reflect about teaching practice Investigation Identify SoTL research, define research strategies. Application Analyze research finding, interpret and make changes to the classroom. Communication Communicate findings
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Good explanation of Evaluation research http://www.edu.plymouth.ac.uk/resined/evaluation/index.htm