So far and certainly in Iteration 1, our focus has been on what you want the learners to know and how you’ll go about getting them to do so. In this topic, you’re asked to articulate what it is you want to get out of this project. What’s the key thing you’re trying to learn? What’s the central question of your work?
To help you with this task, I share a chapter called Approaching the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning written by Pat Hutchings.
On pages 1-10 of this document (pages 8-17 of the PDF), she outlines what she calls An Ethic of Inquiry and A Taxonomy of Questions. It’s those sections in particular that I would draw your attention to.
The rest of the document is super interesting too and contains the cases she refers to in her introduction – in case you want to dig deeper.
As described in the video above, we want you to:
If you are taking a research approach to this work then you might also want to pause at this point to connect the dots, e.g. to how your methodology is going to help you answer your research question and, specifically, what kinds of data are going to end up with that are going to lead to the evidence you need in order to make that happen.
When you’re ready to move on, click the button below to proceed to the next topic.