DU SOTL Poster Resources
The Ethics of SoTL
The scholarship of teaching and learning is a dynamic vehicle that can impact practice. However, it has strong ethical considerations to address because it involved students. Four aspects of being an ethical researcher include:
1. The issue of informed consent.
2. The issue of a right to privacy.
3. The issue of risk of harm.
4. The issue of debriefing.
(Bishop-Clark & Dietz-Uhler, 2012, p. 75-77).
Pat Hutchings also addresses ethical issues in her article Competing Goods: Ethical Issues in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
"They may, for instance, be excellent teachers but not have treated their classrooms as sites for systematic inquiry; they may be experts in their fields but uncertain about how to use disciplinary concepts and methods to examine teaching and learning. Indeed, the very idea of documenting and sharing what goes on in the classroom--a core principle of the scholarship of teaching and learning--is new to most faculty" (2003, p. 27).
Bishop-Clark, E. & Dietz-Uhler, B. (2012). Engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning. A guide to the process, and how to dvelop a project from start to finish. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
Hutchings, P. (20003). Competing goods: Ethical issues in the scholarship of teaching and learning.Change, 35(5), 26- 33.