Whether it is in inquiry, teaching, integration, or engagement, to be scholarly, work must satisfy these six criteria:
- Standards for Scholarly Work
- Clear goals
- Adequate preparation
- Appropriate methods
- Significant results
- Effective presentation
- Reflective critique
- Glassick et al., 1997
Look back at the scholarly work you have listed on the grid [PDF file]. How are you going to document it in an honest and persuasive way to show its value to you, your students or colleagues, the university, your profession?
- Scholarship in teaching has five characteristics
- It reflects the natures, values, fundamental concepts and modes of enquiry specific to the discipline.
- It considers learning assessments and outcomes.
- It inquires into the effectiveness of aims and research into teaching and learning.
- It responds to the need for continuous improvement resulting from reflection and inquiry.
- It communicates new questions and knowledge about teaching and learning.
- Trigwell et al.
For more information on how these principles of scholarly teaching can be translated into practice and documented, visit The Australian Scholarship in Teaching Project web site.