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SoTL Skills Development Workshop: Searching the Higher Education Literature

February 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


February 13, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Eveline Houtman, Coordinator, Undergraduate Library Instruction, Robarts Library, and PhD candidate, OISE
Tim Neufeldt, PhD, MISt, Librarian, Reference & Instruction, Faculty of Music Library
Erica Lenton, Faculty Liaison & Instruction Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre


CTSI, Blackburn Room, Robarts Library, 4th floor

Have you ever wanted to explore a new evidence-based pedagogical method in your teaching? Or been interested in publishing on a research on teaching topic but weren’t sure what already exists in the scholarly literature? Or maybe you’re just not sure where to start…

It can be challenging to begin your research in databases both inside and outside your discipline or subject area. This practical and interactive workshop will introduce you to recommended online sources for literature on teaching and learning available through the University of Toronto Libraries. You will also have the opportunity to refine your research on teaching question and build the search skills and strategies you will need to effectively find the most relevant literature.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • locate key literature to inform their inquiry into teaching and learning
  • refine a research on teaching question
  • identify key concepts and related terms for their research question
  • effectively search for research on teaching/SoTL literature using a variety of online databases and resources
  • maintain current awareness of new SoTL research as it is published.

Please note that a laptop is required for this workshop. If you do not have access to one please contact erin.macnab@utoronto.ca to arrange the use of a CTSI laptop.


Blackburn Room
130 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
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