Ethics in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

By Lisa Fedoruk

This new Taylor Institute Guide takes the researcher through the essentials of the Canadian standards for ethical practice in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Because of the unique challenges of SoTL, where the human participants that are the subject of the research are also typically the researcher’s students, this Guide translates the comprehensive TCPS2 (2014) for the researcher conducting SoTL research.

Research with human participants is complex. Just as the TCPS2 supports researchers in managing that complexity, we hope that this Guide will be helpful to SoTL researchers in their design process, so that their research projects will be sound and robust, and the resulting insights can inform and extend our understanding of the processes of learning and of supporting that learning with effective, evidence-based instruction.

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Additional Ethics Support

Dr. Kiara Mikita, the TI’s SoTL Postdoc, is available for consultation by appointment about ethics in the context of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Please follow this helpful infographic before reaching out to her.



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