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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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New methods and tools are required in an engineering and sciences educational environment. The advantages of the flipped classroom, project-, problem- and challenge-based learning, just-in-time teaching, service learning, student portfolios and other approaches must be studied, particularly how to implement them in particular subjects and programmes at the UPC.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) track focuses on CDIO, an innovative educational framework that provides students with an education that emphasises the fundamentals of engineering that is set in the context of conceiving, designing, implementing and operating real-world systems and products.

The track brings together the professional development of professors (improving their expertise in their fields as well as developing their teaching competencies) and the implementation of modern teaching methods. In this spirit, we want to develop an environment in which faculty frame and systematically investigate questions related to student learning—the conditions under which it occurs, what it looks like, how to deepen it, and so forth—and to do so with an eye to not only improving our own classroom but also advancing practice beyond it. This task entails posing problems about a teaching or learning issue, studying the problem using methods that are appropriate to disciplinary epistemologies, and applying the results to practice and communicating them, as well as self-reflection and peer review.