Pre Conference Workshops

These two parallel workshops are scheduled for Wednesday June 7th, between 2-5 pm. They are free of charge, but for the sake of room planning, we ask you to register only with a commitment to attend since the seats are limited. The workshop leaders will get back to you with room location prior to the workshop. Last day for registration is May 15, 2017.

Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Workshop leaders:Katarina Mårtensson & Torgny Roxå, Lund University, Sweden This workshop aims to introduce and discuss the development of scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), from a conceptual as well as practical point of view. As a starting point the seminal work of Ernest Boyer (1990), and some other subsequent central contributions to the SoTL-field will be presented. Participants will be invited to discuss their own interpretations of SoTL, and relate it to the context in which they work, and to collaboratively map out what significance and practical implications SoTL might have to teachers, students, disciplines and higher education institutions. Register for this workshop by e-mail to: katarina.martenssonahu.luse This workshop will be held in [LTH StudyCentre:Brunnen],
address: John Ericssons väg 4, Lund

Generating SoTL Communities through Decoding the Disciplines

Workshop leaders:David Pace, Indiana University, USA & Janice Miller-Young, University of Alberta, Canada Faculty learning communities are one of the most effective means of making serious thinking about teaching and learning an integral part of the practice of university instructors.  But disciplinary differences can often make the creation and continuation of such groups problematic.  The Decoding the Disciplines approach, combined with group self-study, can help overcome this difficulty at the same time that it provides individual instructors with a strategy for improving learning in their courses. This workshop will begin with an introduction to the Decoding Disciplines model and the multiple ways it has been used in collaborative projects.  Workshop participants will have time to:
  • Identify bottlenecks in their fields
  • Practice Decoding as an interviewer and interviewee
  • Consider how Decoding might be used in their contexts to improve teaching, study learning, and develop teaching culture and community
Register for this workshop by e-mail to: milleryoualbertaca This workshop will be held in [LTH StudyCentre:Pepparholm],
address: John Ericssons väg 4, Lund