Scholarship on Teaching


Recommended Journals on Teaching Practice and Pedagogy

Higher education journals

Higher education journals typically publish work by higher education professionals including faculty and administrators. You will find a broader range of articles than just pedagogy, and typically more theoretical and policy-related work. Many have been around for a long time and are published by major publishing companies. Few of these are open access.

Higher Education Pedagogy journals

These journals focus more specifically on teaching (pedagogy) in higher education. Many, but not all, of these focus on discipline-based educational research (DBER) with implications for theory and knowledge-building in their discipline. You'll find a range of articles on pedagogy from theoretical, empirical, instructional, to review.  Some of these are open access. 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Journals

SoTL journals typically publish work by instructors in higher education from a variety of disciplines. The range of articles you see in this journal will vary from empirical pieces to reflective essays or perspectives on SoTL-specific ideas like "signature pedagogies." Articles are intended for a multi-disciplinary, and often international, audience. Most of these are open access. 


Recommended Journals on Learning Technologies


Curated List of Additional Journals

For a complete directory of teaching journals, with capability to search by discipline and topic in higher education, visit http://cetl.kennesaw.edu/teaching-journals-directory


Recommended Books on Pedagogy and Teaching Development

* available for loan at the UGA-CTL

* Bain, K. (2004).  What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press. 

* Bishop-Clark, C., & Dietz-Uhler, B. (2012).  Engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning: A guide to the process, and how to develop a project from start to finish. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Blumberg, P. (2013).  Assessing and improving your teaching: Strategies and rubrics for faculty growth and student learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

* Bowen, J. (2012). Teaching naked: How moving technoogy out of your college classroom will improve student learning.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Doyle, T. (2011). Learner-centered teaching:  Putting the research on learning into practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Hunt, L., & Chalmers, D. (Eds.) (2012). University teaching in focus:  A learning-centered approach.  New York:  Routledge.

* Lieberg, C. (2008).  Teaching your first college class: A practical guide for new faculty and graduate student instructors.  Sterling, VA:  Stylus.

Nilson, L.B. (2010).  Teaching at its best:  A research-based resource for college instructors (3rd ed.).  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Weimer, M. (2002). Learner-centered teaching:  Five key changes to practice. San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.


Selected Articles on Learning, Technology, and Teaching Practice


Bennett, S., Maton, K., & Kervin, L. (2008).  The “digital natives” debate:  A critical review of the evidence. British Journal of Educational Technology, 39(5), 775–786.

Chickering, A., & Gamson, Z., (1987).  Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education.  AAHE bulletin, 39, 3-7.

Freeman, S., Eddy, S. L., McDonough, M., Smith, M. K., Okoroafor, N., Jordt, H., & Wenderoth, M. P. (2014). Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(23), 8410–8415. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1319030111

Hake, R. R. (1996). Interactive-engagement vs. traditional methods: A six-thousand student survey of mechanics test data for introductory physics courses. American Journal of Physics, 66, 64-74.

McKeachie, W.J., Pintrich, P.R., Lin, Y.G., & Smith, D.A.F.(1987). Teaching and learning in the college classroom: A review of the research literature. Ann Arbor, MI: National Center for Research to Improve Post-secondary Teaching and Learning.

Njenga, J. M., & Fourie, L. C. H. (2010).  The myths about e-learning in higher education.  British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(2), 199-212.

Pashler, H., McDaniel, M., Rohrer, D., & Bjork, R. (2008). Learning styles: Concepts and evidence. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 9(3), 105 – 119.

Ruhl, K. L., Hughes, C. A., & Schloss, P. J. (1987).  Using the pause procedure to enhance learning recall. Teacher Education & Special Education, 10, 14-18.

Sana, F., Weston, T., & Cepeda, N. J. (2013).  Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning for both users and nearby peers. Computers and Education, 62, 24-31.