Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

5 hands fist bumping at the center of a tableScholarship of Teaching and Learning Series

Please join us for one or all of a six-part series to support educational research on how we teach and how students learn. This form of research is also described as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The series is co-sponsored by The Centre for Teaching & Learning, Office of Professional Development  and Educational Scholarship, Office of Health Sciences Education, Office of the Provost (Teaching and Learning Portfolio), and the Vice Principal (Research).

Session 1: Approaches to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 9:00am – 11:30pm; Theological Hall, Room 203
Cory Laverty and Klodiana Kolomitro, Centre for Teaching and Learning

The aim of the session is to explore emerging trends and methodological approaches in the scholarship of teaching and learning and to develop a SoTL research question. 

Session outcomes:

  • Share conceptions of and approaches to educational research.
  • Develop a research question with the support of peer feedback.
  • Map potential types of evidence that can answer the research question.

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Session 2: Searching the Literature for Approaches, Methods, and Learning Frameworks

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00pm; Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room F200
Cory Laverty, Centre for Teaching and Learning; and Paola Durando, Queen’s Library

The aim of this session is to identify research approaches, methods, and learning frameworks that can inform your study by strategically searching the SoTL literature. Please bring a short description of your SoTL research interest and your laptop to this hands-on workshop.

Session outcomes:

  • Test a strategic approach for locating citations for your education project.
  • Create personalized search alerts to stay up-to-date on newly-published research.
  • Discuss use of citation management software to organize references and create reference lists.

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Session 3: Designing and Analyzing Surveys

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 9:00am – 12:00pm; Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202;
Sue Fostaty Young and Cory Laverty, Centre for Teaching and Learning

The aim of this session is to review survey design principles, critique sample questions, and compare methods for analyzing survey data.

Session outcomes:

  • Analyze a published survey using a survey design framework.
  • Identify common mistakes in writing survey questions.
  • Critique a sample of survey questions.
  • Create a basic plan for a survey of your own

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Session 4: Designing Interviews and Focus Groups

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 9:00am -12:00pm, Robert Sutherland, Room 202
Cory Laverty, Centre for Teaching and Learning

The aim of this session is to review question design principles for interview and focus group processes, critique sample questions, and receive feedback on interview/focus group questions. 

Session outcomes:

  • Navigate the stages of planning, developing, and conducting interviews and focus groups.
  • Develop effective interview and focus groups questions.
  • Receive feedback on interview/focus group questions for your project.

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Session 5: Coding Qualitative Research Data

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 9:00am -12:00pm, Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
Nancy Dalgarno and Heather Braund, Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship (Health Sciences)

The aim of this session is to review the process of coding qualitative data and to experience creating and revising codes for an interview transcript.  

Session outcomes:

  • Identify the stages of inductive/deductive analysis.
  • Code a sample interview transcript.
  • Compare and revise codes with a partner.

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Session 6: How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00pm, Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
Kristina Arseneau, University Research Services; Denise Stockley, Office of the Provost; and Adrian Kelly, University Research Services

The aim of this session is to critique examples of grant proposals, share tips for improving your writing, and locate funding for your educational research project.

Session outcomes:

  • Identify elements that make a grant proposal successful.
  • Describe approaches to writing specific sections of a grant.
  • Identify potential funding sources.

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