Towards SoTL as Critical Engagement: A Perspective From the "South"

Leibowitz, Brenda
July 2010
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning;2010, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p1
Academic Journal
The author focuses on the importance of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) to be engaged with critically emphasizing aspects that would foster such critical engagement in South Africa. She argues the need of the work undertaken under SOTL to be influenced by questions at all levels of scholarships with reference to the collaborative research Community, Self and Identity. She discusses several features that are valuable for all critically engaged scholarship of teaching and learning including interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and reflexivity.


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