Scholarship of Teaching

Sydney Met staff members engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning. This includes exploring our own learning and teaching practice, as well as the current issues and debates in the literature and within disciplines. We then build upon these discussions to enhance teaching and to contribute to improved understanding of learning and teaching.

Some useful resources on the Scholarship of Teaching include:

  • The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL) is a useful place to find resources about learning and teaching ‘as serious intellectual work’ and the resources page has many useful links including online tutorials:
    ISSOTL Resources page
  • The Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) supported the scholarship of teaching and learning through a wide variety of initiatives, including a fellowship scheme for outstanding scholars and the Australian Awards for University Teaching which recognise scholarly teachers and their work. A database of OLT-funded projects provides an invaluable resource for scholarly teaching and learning, particularly in disciplines.
  • The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) is a regional scholarly society for people committed to the advancement of learning and teaching. It has some very useful publications and links to International Higher Education sites.

Please click below to download the Sydney Met Scholarship of Teaching Framework.

Scholarship of Teaching Framework