SOTL Scholars Showcase
|Thursday, October 1|
|Light refreshments will be available.|
Four SOTL Scholars will present their research on teaching and learning. All four received a CETL grant to pursue their project and have been engaged in planning, researching and implementing their project over the last academic year. Please see the descriptions of these projects below and join us for this exciting session!
Dr. Tom Fischer, Special Education Department
This research project addresses the question of how can teaching in a university classroom be arranged to model a community-building approach that encourages cooperation, acceptance, and inclusion. This proposal is especially focused on preservice teachers who will be working with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities and students with mental health needs.
Dr. Don Hones, Teaching and Learning Department
The Hmong people living in Wisconsin arrived as refugees from Laos and Thailand, but their roots go back to China. This study seeks to determine what connections exist between young Hmong Americans and the Hmong communities of China, and what interest there is in strengthening these ancestral ties.
Dr. Christie Launius, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and Holly Hassel, UW Marathon County
This SoTL project represents a first effort to map out what student learning looks like using a threshold concepts approach to the introductory course in Women's and Gender Studies. It is the latest piece of a years-long project to identify threshold concepts in Women's and Gender Studies, and then simultaneously revamp our own introductory courses while writing a textbook to support this approach.
Dr. Ang Subulwa, Geography Department
Low levels of geographic literacy have significant implications for entry-level undergraduate students. By assessing pre- and post- course geographic literacy, as well as the effectiveness of online exercises to enhance global learning, this project contends that geography provides a potentially powerful perspective that can begin to increase global literacy in significant ways.