Postgraduate taught 

Academic Practice MEd: Online distance learning

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning I: designing a practice enquiry EDUC5987

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Learning Enhancement and Acad Dev Service
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

Are you expected to undertake scholarship as part of your role at Glasgow? Are you interested in finding out more about learning and teaching practice and sharing your knowledge with others? This course aims to introduce you to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and support you in designing a SoTL project. You will be supported to learn more about SoTL, engage with SoTL publications and to learn a little more about SoTL approaches.


NB this course is normally a core requirement for learning, teaching and scholarship staff undertaking the PGCAP as part of ECDP but remains an elective course for any other staff member.


10 facilitated learning hours comprising a combination of 'online live' seminars and 'online anytime' learning activities alongside short feedback sessions.




Produce a 1500 - 2000 word Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) proposal.

Course Aims

This course aims to introduce you to different conceptions of scholarly work in Higher Education with particular focus on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). It will provide you with opportunities to consider how SoTL links with your own academic practice and will support you to design the implementation and dissemination of your own SoTL project.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course you should be able to:

1. Use literature to identify an area of your practice suitable for a SoTL enquiry; and

2. Apply appropriate and ethical methods to the design of a SoTL enquiry.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.