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Teaching Expo 2015. Photo by David Caterini.

Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre

Providing expertise and support in the creation and implementation of effective teaching and learning strategies in studio, classroom and technology-enabled learning environments.

Teaching Expo 2015. Photo by David Caterini.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), an established, international field of scholarly inquiry and practice-based research, aims to enhance the postsecondary educational experience and advance the practice of teaching by grounding it in evidence of improved student learning.

As part of our mandate, the FCDC undertakes SoTL projects and supports or collaborates with faculty in the development of SoTL projects, leading to conference presentations, publications and externally-funded research projects. Current and recently completed projects, presentations and publications are listed on our Research Projects & Publications [hyperlink] page.

FCDC staff are also active contributors to national and provincial associations that advance research in educational development and technology-enabled learning, including the Council of Ontario Educational Developers (COED), the Ontario Universities Council on e-Learning (OUCEL), the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).

If you wish to learn more about SoTL or if you’re interested in undertaking a SoTL project or collaborating with the FCDC in collaborative course-based research, please get in touch or drop in for a visit.


 

 

Resources

The Canadian Society for Education through Arts (CSEA): a national art education association bringing together art educators, gallery educations and others, at all levels of education. The Society hosts an annual conference.

Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL): a peer reviewed, trans-disciplinary, open-access electronic journal created and supported by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL): an international organization serving faculty, staff and students whose goal is to foster inquiry and disseminate finding about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching.

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE): a national organization that offers programming and services to promote excellence in teaching and advance the scholarship of teaching and learning at the postsecondary level.

You'll find more resources on the OCAD U SoTL Library Guide, a curated list of Art and Design Education Journals maintained by FCDC and the Library.

Contact us

Office hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday

Closed weekends and statutory holidays.