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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is the study of teaching and learning processes and how they relate to one another to enhance student learning and improve the quality of higher education.
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The guided section will provide information on how pedagogical strategies and research can improve teaching practices. Resources are divided into sections on: 


Critical Pedagogy

Contemplative Pedagogy




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Emerging Approaches

Teaching written on chalkboardCritical pedagogy is philosophy of education that helps learners deconstruct hegemonic areas of dominion in society. According Ira Shor, a CUNY professor as the College of Stanton Island:

"Habits of thought, reading, writing, and speaking which go beneath surface meaning, first impressions, dominant myths, official pronouncements, traditional cliches, received wisdom, and mere opinions, to understand the deep meaning, root causes, social context, ideology, and personal consequences of any action, event, object, process, organization, experience, text, subject matter, policy, mass media, or discourse." 

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Contemplative pedagogy focuses on deep learning through mindful practices that help focus attention, provide reflection, and elevate one's awareness. This approach broadens from traditional pedagogy to: 

1. Focus and attention building

2. Deeper Understanding of and connection to source materials

3. Compassion and connection to others

4. Self-inquiry, personal meaning, and creativity

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Journal Articles


Puzzle Pieces"The connectivist model posits that learning takes place when learners make connections between ideas located throughout their personal learning networks, which are composed of numerous information resources and technologies" (Dunaway, 2011). 

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Journal Articles