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Part 2: Identify an Area of Interest, a Barrier, or Dilemma in Teaching and Learning

Researchers often engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) because they have identified an area of interest related to teaching and learning that drives their curiosity to learn more. Other times, researchers are driven to SoTL in an effort to find solutions to barriers or dilemmas that have arisen in the classroom.

Part 2 requires that you identify an area of interest related to teaching and learning. What are you curious about? What barriers or dilemmas have you sensed or identified within the classroom? Having explored some examples of SoTL related to your discipline of study, is there a question or topic that sparks your interest?

To meet the requirements of Part 2, articulate a topic area related to teaching and learning that could serve as a starting point for scholarship. In 300 words or less, explain why you selected your topic and argue for its relevance to the teaching and learning environment. Use the provided Certificate in Scholarship Template and the Certificate in Scholarship Rubric to guide your composition.


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