A Theoretically Grounded Framework for Integrating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Jill K. Walls


SoTL scholars have written about the importance and utility of teaching from a guiding theoretical framework. In this paper, ecological theory and specifically Bronfenbrenner’s Process, Person, Context, Time (PPCT) model, is examined as a potential framework for synthesizing SoTL research findings to inform effective teaching at the college level. A general overview of the PPCT model of human development and its connections to current topics and areas of inquiry in the SoTL literature are provided. The benefit of adopting an ecologically-based framework to better understand and exploit the interdisciplinary nature of SoTL is discussed.


Ecological Theory, Bioecological Model, SoTL

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14434/josotl.v16i2.19217










ISSN 1527-9316