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Mar 17, 2017

The Art and Science of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Service-Learning

As a service-learning instructor, have you ever asked yourself questions such as: How do I know what students learned? How do I determine if a particular service activity, discussion, reflection, lecture, etc. helped students learn more deeply? How and with whom might I share my experiences? To what extent do I take an intuitive approach to teaching and learning versus a more scholarly approach?

On Friday, March 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 4100, join Enoch Hale, director of the VCU Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, and Lynn Pelco, associate vice provost for community engagement, to explore these central points of inquiry that inform what scholarly service-learning teaching is and can do. The workshop will focus on the distinction between scholarly teaching and SoTL and offer guidance for faculty members interested in exploring SoTL. Participants will leave with a framework for beginning to conceptualize and organize a SoTL project.

To sign up and for more information, contact Katie Elliott at elliottkl@vcu.edu or 828-8838.