Scholarship of Teaching and Learning & High Impact Practices
Education, ideally, is the transformation of knowledge rather than the transfer of information; what I have termed an "apprenticeship into democracy" rather than an "apprenticeship into Wikipedia." Yet accomplishing this -- helping our students develop the habits of mind and repertoires of action to become engaged and thoughtful citizens in a complex and contested pluralistic democracy -- is extremely difficult. In fact, there are numerous pedagogical, structural, and cultural roadblocks to allow faculty to transform their teaching and their students' learning. My work focuses on these issues to support faculty buy-in to high impact pedagogical practices and enhance student engagement.
This is a PowerPoint slide I used recently in a faculty workshop to summarize the state of the field for supporting and enhancing teaching practices in higher education, specifically on how to support faculty buy-in to high impact practices.