Teaching & Learning Institute

Scholarly Teaching

Innovative Teaching & Learning Practices

In 2012 the Learning Fellows began attending the Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning where they learned how instructors developed research questions related to innovative teaching and learning practice, collected data, analyzed the data, produced findings and implemented and shared their recommendations.

Selkirk College started a fund for Scholarly Teaching, Innovation and Research (STIR) that generated three scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects of its own in 2013 on: internationalization, indigenization and transitioning to online testing.

The projects were supported by workshops on developing a research question, choosing a research method and analyzing data. In 2015 the Teaching and Learning Institute presented on STIR at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Quebec City.

Related Projects at the College

Mountain Culture Research Project
In 2014, Selkirk College started a SoTL project on having students interview residents about their definitions of mountain culture and then interpret those findings and share their interpretations at a forum in November, 2015.