Building your SoTL Profile as an educational developer

In November we ran an online workshop for SEDA and the educational development community. The two hour session supported attendees to plan practical steps they could take to develop their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) profile. It was great to see both experienced and new educational developers come together. Wherever you are on your SoTL journey the message was clear that there can always be more to learn if you want to extend the reach and impact of your work. In the session, we explored what SoTL is and what SoTL isn’t, we looked at the opportunities and challenges in engaging with SoTL in the diverse roles and institutions that attendees came from. Attendees included academics looking to develop their SoTL profile as part of a developing claim for teaching recognition. However most were educational developers thinking about both their own SoTL profile and how they could work with teaching staff, those studying for a PGCerts and learning about SoTL in other contexts, to develop their approaches to scholarship.

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