book cover of Becoming a SoTL Scholar, edited by Janice Miller-Young and Nancy L. Chick

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doi.org/10.36284/celelon.oa6

ISBN: 978-1-951414-10-8

June 2024

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ISBN: 978-1-951414-11-5

July 2024

The authors of chapter 11 of Becoming a SoTL Scholar provide the current SoTL Taxonomy, including all trees, branches, and sub-branches.

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1. Research Focus

1.1 Teaching and Learning

  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Active learning
  • Flipped classroom
  • Problem based learning
  • Project based learning
  • Experiential learning
  • Gamification
  • Peer learning
  • Conceptual learning
    • Threshold concepts
    • Concept maps
    • Concept inventories
    • Misconceptions
    • Preconceptions
  • Curriculum/course design

1.2 Assessment

  • Grading system
  • Self-assessment
  • Peer-evaluation
  • Homework
  • Assignment
  • Feedback
    • Summative
    • Formative
  • Rubric
  • Portfolio
  • Exam
    • Multiple choice
    • Open ended
    • Practical examination
    • Open book
    • Standardized
  • Assessment models
    • Outcome-based learning
    • Competency-based learning
    • Mastery-based learning

1.3 Learning Tools and Technologies

  • Slides/Presentation tools
  • Multimedia
  • Simulation
  • Virtual reality
  • Student response system
  • Learning management system
  • Electronic course portfolio

1.4 Equity in Learning

  • Diversity
  • Gender
  • Transgender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Students with disabilities
  • Socio-economic status
  • Decolonization
  • Language
  • Religion
  • Political
  • Geopolitical conflict
  • Natural disasters

1.5 Academic Support

  • Mental health
  • Physical health
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Office hours
  • Career advising

1.6 Student Success

  • Motivation
  • Engagement
  • Attendance
  • Graduation
  • Retention
  • Performance
  • Identity
  • Culture

1.7 SoTL Studies

  • Defining SoTL
  • SoTL policy
  • Career advancement
  • Institutional support
  • Community of practice
  • SoTL Identity
  • Epistemology
  • Research Quality
    • Reliability
    • Validity
    • Credibility
    • Rigour

2. Research Context

2.1 Discipline

  • Provide the disciplinary information as broad (e.g., STEM, SoTL), or as narrow (e.g., Fine Arts, Quantum Physics) as needed

2.2 Learning Level

  • Provide the level as broad (e.g., K-12, Graduate), or as narrow (certificate, first year) as needed

2.3 Setting

  • Classroom
    • In-person
    • Virtual/Online
      • Synchronous
      • Asynchronous
      • MOOC
      • Blended
    • Extracurricular
      • Field trip
      • Competitive project team
    • Workshop
    • Laboratory
      • Makerspace
    • Studio
    • Formalized work experience
      • Practicum
      • Co-op
      • Internship

2.4 Scope of Investigation

  • Department
  • Institutional
  • Regional
  • National
  • Global

2.5 Population

  • Student
    • International
    • Domestic
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Instructor
  • Teaching assistant
  • Tutor
  • Mentor
  • Academic advisor

3. Research Approach

3.1 Research Method

  • Quantitative
    • Descriptive statistics
    • Inferential statistics
    • Experimental research
    • Regression
  • Qualitative
    • Case study
    • Content analysis
      • Discourse analysis
      • Document analysis
    • Ethnography
      • Autoethnography
    • Grounded theory
    • Narrative inquiry
    • Phenomenology
    • Phenomenography
  • Mixed-methods
    • Sequential
      • Explanatory
      • Exploratory
    • Concurrent
  • Reflection on practice
  • Literature review
    • Systematic
    • Scoping
  • Classroom action research

3.2 Data Source

  • Surveys
  • Interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Course deliverables
    • Discussion forums
    • Assignments
    • Homework
    • Exams
  • Grades
  • Institutional feedback forms
  • Course material
    • Syllabus
    • Course outline
    • Content
    • Rubrics
    • Recorded lectures
  • Classroom observation

3.3 Theoretical Framework

  • Cognitive theories
    • Constructivism
    • Cognitivism
    • Metacognition
  • Social cognitive theories
    • Humanism
    • Variation theory of learning
  • Affective theories
    • Behavior theories
    • Emotional learning
  • Critical theories
    • Intersectionality
  • Developmental theories
    • Adult learning