Monday, November 26, 2012

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the "Content Coverage" Model: A Conversation with Dr. David Voelker.

This interview of Dr. David Voelker by Dr. Jennifer Heinert is about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the "coverage model". They discuss the nature of SoTL, its impact on teaching and learning, and the myths and problems associated with SoTL, as well as starting points for doing this kind of research and incorporating it into your teaching practice. The second half of the interview focuses on one of Dr. Voelker's co-authored publications on the "content coverage" model of course and curricular design (see link below).

Dr. David Voelker is an Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies and History at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he has been teaching since 2003. His received his Ph.D. in United States History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), he researches 19th-century American history.

David was a UW Green Bay Teaching Scholar in 2004-05 and 2011-12, and he is co-directing this program in 2012-13. He was also a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow in 2006-07, and presented a workshop, "Getting Started with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" at OPID's 2012 Faculty College. In 2012, he was co-recipient of the Maryellen Weimer Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award for "The End of the History Survey Course: The Rise and Fall of the Coverage Model," in the Journal of American History, which he authored with Joel Sipress.

--Jen Heinert, VTLC Director

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