SOTL – Physical Therapy
What Faculty Say
Renee Mabey, Physical Therapy
In 2003, I was awarded a position in the Bush Teaching Scholars Fellowship Program for the following year. This was a wonderful opportunity.
This program truly energized my research relative to SoTL. My research in this
area has focused on students’ perceptions of ‘how to best teach’; students’ experiences relative to academic integrity; students’ abilities in the area of moral reasoning and ethics; student outcomes and predictors of success in a professional curriculum; and departmental/program outcomes.
I have been abundantly blessed by working within the SoTL approach.
The benefits have been both personal and professional: I have an increased awareness of teaching and learning issues, and of my own strengths and weaknesses as an educator. My research has provided insights and strategies for
improving teaching and learning for the individual student and for students within the classroom.
My work and contact with scholars locally, nationally, and internationally have expanded our collective knowledge base and skill set.
Most important for me, however, is a perceived increase in trust between teachers and learners and an increased respect for the educational process: teachers and learners know they are working together to achieve success.