Let's Talk about Teaching and Learning

A Compilation of Web and Print Resources for Continuing Professional Development from Special Interest Group 10, Higher Education

Sarah M. Ginsberg, EdD, CCC-SLP; Linda J. Carpenter, PhD, CCC-SLP; Tina Eichstadt, MS, CCC-SLP; and Jason D Bennett, BSc


Basic Pedagogy — Basic pedagogy addresses theories of learning and their application in university classrooms, principles of effective undergraduate instruction, conceptualizations of cognitive development as they relate to learning environments, and paradigms that shape the ways in which university faculty approach their instructional role.

Teaching Effectiveness — Effective teachers present material in a manner that facilitates student learning of new material. Effective teaching allows the student to acquire new concepts, integrate old and new ideas, and develop new skills sets.

Student Learning — Learning is a process in which students actively construct new knowledge and skills. Successful learning facilitates integration of old and new knowledge and allows students to identify appropriate application contexts for this integrated knowledge. Learning is typically the measured outcome associated with classroom or clinical education.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning — The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is an international initiative currently led by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and triggered by Boyer's Scholarship Reconsidered (1990). In this seminal work, Boyer identified four areas of scholarship: discovery, integration, application/engagement, and teaching.

Teaching With Technology — Teaching with technology emphasizes the use of non-paper-based tools to enhance student learning. Whether lo-tech or hi-tech, these tools provide solutions to meet learning problems and, when used effectively, to meet student learning outcomes.

Basic Pedagogy

Learning Theories

Principles of Effective Undergraduate Instruction

Bloom's Taxonomy

Resources for University Teaching and Learning

Teaching Effectiveness

Instructional Design

  • ADDIE—Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluations
    While this particular site is not exactly geared toward classroom-lecture design, it contains important information about the concept and about legal issues.

Specifying Learning Outcomes

Learning Strategies

Assessment of Student Learning

  • Rubric Formation
    A guideline for creating a rubric-so students know what is expected of them.

Student Learning—Focus on Individual Differences

Learning Styles/Preferences

  • VARK (Visual, Aural, Read/Write, Kinesthetic)
    Includes a number of questionnaires for various populations.
  • LD Pride-Learning Styles
    A site geared toward people who work with learning disabled kids; it gives a great explanation of the Multiple Intelligences theory as well. Possibly even a good resource for use clinically. Also includes tips for using it to enhance student learning.

Developmental Differences

  • N.J. Evans, D.S. Forney & F. Guido-DiBritto. 1998. Student Development in College: Theory, Research and Practice. Jossey-Bass. [Book]
    The book includes Perry's theory of student development, but mainly focuses on identity development among various minority groups.
  • Wm. G. Perry, Jr. [1970] 1998. Forms of Intellectual and Ethical Development in the College Years, A Scheme. New introduction by Lee Knefelkamp. Jossey-Bass. [Book, recommended by C.E. Nelson]
    An outline of Perry's theory which is considered to be the seminal work in the field.
  • Baxter Magolda, M. 1992. Knowing and Reasoning in College, Gender-Related Patterns in Students' Intellectual Development. Jossey-Bass. [Book]
  • Belenky, Mary F.; Clinchy, Blythe M.; Goldberger, Nancy R.; & Tarule, Jill M. (1986), Women's Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind. New York: Basic Books. [Book]
    A modification of Perry's theory.

Understanding Learner Characteristics

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

The SoTL initiative seeks to advance the practice of teaching through scholarly inquiry into the student learning. Features of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning include

  • systematic inquiry into teaching and learning issues
  • critical reflection on strategies, techniques, possibilities
  • application of reflection to practice
  • assessment of student learning results
  • public dissemination of reflection and results
  • peer review and self-reflection
  • creation of accessible and useable products

What Is SoTL?

How Does SoTL Fit with Faculty Roles?

Links to Resources on SoTL

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