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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at KTH (KTH SoTL)

SoTL is a approach in which the teacher develops his or her teaching by scientific analyses of practice and student learning in the light of current knowledge about teaching and learning in Higher Education. Results and generated learning is shared with peers.

SoTL Kalender

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

What the concept of "scholarship of teaching and learning" comprises of has been thoroughly discussed and a consensus of what the term means has slowly evolved. It is clearly not just a question of subject knowledge and teaching skills. It also includes a scientific approach in which the teacher develops his or her teaching and analyses both practice and student learning in the light of current knowledge about learning in Higher Education. Furthermore, the teacher discusses thoughts and findings in dialogue with colleagues. Elmgren, M., Henriksson A-S. (2014). Academic Teaching,  Lund Studentlitteratur.

Martha Cleveland-Innes:

"In the last decades, teaching and learning at universities has been in the spotlight. The Scolarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) emerged from the work of Ernest Boyer in 1990. Boyer said that "excellence in the classroom is all too often undervalued" and that SoTL means "applying to teaching the same exacting standards of evaluation that are used in research". It involves "planning, assessing, and modifying ones's teaching".

KTH SoTL-conferences

The main purpose of this KTH internal conference is to stimulate KTH teachers to develop their teaching and learning by documenting and sharing their educational efforts. We want to encourage all KTH staff and students interested in teaching and learning to contribute with a project, research, or pedagogical development work that you and/or your colleagues have done. 

What is SoTL and the SoTL method?

In this keynote presentation of the KTH SoTL-conference 2017, Roxå shares his view on what SoTL is all about, as well as providing communicative solutions to be used for development of both individuals and organisations.

Torgny Roxå Lund University

Portrait of Torgny Roxå

Collegiality as organisational culture – change and development and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
How do you change the university without damaging the academic culture? And what are the features of a good microcultural entity with a developmental agenda? According to Torgny Roxå, the key to defend the academic identity and values while developing the organisation through change, is collegiality and supporting the coordinative function of weak ties. In this keynote presentation of the KTH Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) 2017, Roxå shares his view on what SoTL is all about, as well as providing communicative solutions to be used for development of both individuals and organisations.

Torgny Roxå film


You can read more about Torgny Roxå here

The KTH SoTL conference is free of charge.

The next SoTL conference is on 7th March and the theme is Future learning - Learning for the future ​​​​​​​

Contact email address

kth-sotl@kth.se

SoTL team 2023

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