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The Internationalisation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: The Formation of Historysotl

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In November 2006 a group of historians met in Washington DC and formed HistorySOTL: the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in History. This paper explores the antecedents to this event by first briefly defining and outlining the recent educational phenomena known as the ‘scholarship of teaching and learning’ (SOTL). With its discipline-based focus, SOTL encourages historians to do more to think about, share and improve their practice. The emergence of disciplined-based ‘communities of practice’ amongst British and American historians and the current Australian state of play is then discussed before the paper examines the origins, formation and planned activities of HistorySOTL. The international-isation of discipline-specific ‘communities of practice’ is an idea whose time has come and historians are at the forefront of such developments. This article has been peer-reviewed.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Brawley, S. (2007). The Internationalisation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: The Formation of Historysotl. History Australia, 4(2), 46.1-46.10. doi:10.2104/ha070046

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85044194820

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 46.1

End Page


  • 46.10

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • In November 2006 a group of historians met in Washington DC and formed HistorySOTL: the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in History. This paper explores the antecedents to this event by first briefly defining and outlining the recent educational phenomena known as the ‘scholarship of teaching and learning’ (SOTL). With its discipline-based focus, SOTL encourages historians to do more to think about, share and improve their practice. The emergence of disciplined-based ‘communities of practice’ amongst British and American historians and the current Australian state of play is then discussed before the paper examines the origins, formation and planned activities of HistorySOTL. The international-isation of discipline-specific ‘communities of practice’ is an idea whose time has come and historians are at the forefront of such developments. This article has been peer-reviewed.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Brawley, S. (2007). The Internationalisation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: The Formation of Historysotl. History Australia, 4(2), 46.1-46.10. doi:10.2104/ha070046

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85044194820

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 46.1

End Page


  • 46.10

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 2