We strive to provide the best possible experiences for our students in order to promote active and engaged learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Scholarship of Learning and Teaching

Approaching our teaching practice through scholarship requires reflection, research and review of what, why and how we do what we do. When we take a scholarly approach to our teaching we can be confident we are designing and delivering learning experiences that are engaging, motivating and significant for the learner in their higher education journey.

We encourage everyone to engage in a scholarship of learning and teaching. This includes researching your practice and that of your colleagues including reflection of learning into your courses so that students also appreciate the scholarship of your teaching and their learning being part of a community related to your discipline in which you can partake of professional development. Each of these areas are supported through CTL designed resources, communities, workshops and webinars as well as the various discipline specific and academic practice focussed organisations.

The best place to start is the Southern Cross University Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT) Framework. This SoLT Framework will provide a solid foundation for understanding how SoLT is supported and recognised at SCU.

Teaching Resources

Professional development

Foundations of University Teaching Practice (SCU based)

Learning to Teach Online (MOOC delivered by UNSW through Coursera)

Symposiums and conferences

Talking Teaching webinars (SCU based)

SCU Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Symposium

Professional Organisations and Communities of Practice

The Greenhouse (SCU based)

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

AdvanceHE (formerly the Higher Education Academy)

Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching


Australian Awards for University Teaching