
06474288
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2015e.00251
BarOn, Rann
Bookman, Jack
Cooke, Benjamin
Hall, Donna
Schott, Sarah
(Re)discovering SoTL through a fundamental challenge: helping students transition to college calculus.
Dewar, Jacqueline M. (ed.) et al., Doing the scholarship of teaching and learning in mathematics. Washington, DC: The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) (ISBN 9780883851937/pbk; 9781614443186/ebook). MAA Notes 83, 5965 (2015).
2015
Washington, DC: The Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
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D45
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scholarship of teaching and learning
universities
educational research
teachinglearning processes
educational diagnosis
didactics of mathematics
institutional assessment
academic approach
professional development
peer review
teacher education
cognitive science
first year students
remedial teaching
preparatory courses
analysis of learning outcomes
experimental teaching
Summary: In this chapter, the authors describe how one faculty member's attempt to improve student success in a special freshmen calculus sequence for underprepared students evolved into scholarship of teaching and learning. Key to this progression was collaboration with academic support professionals and nontenure track faculty. Thoughtful discussions, a few trial interventions, and examining the research literature enabled the group to move from reflection and experimentation to scholarly teaching and then to the scholarship of teaching and learning. After several years of collaborative effort, a grant application to further develop, study, and share the results of this work was submitted to the NSF.