Sharing SoTL Findings with Students: An Intentional Knowledge Mobilization Strategy




sharing SoTL, knowledge mobilization, social media, students


This paper critically examines the reasons for and processes of sharing SoTL findings with students. Framed by our commitment to SoTL’s role to make teaching “community property,” we interpret sharing SoTL findings with students as an act of knowledge mobilization, where SoTL might be disseminated, translated, or co-created with the student as a legitimate knowledge broker. We connect these knowledge mobilization processes with four primary reasons why faculty might want to share SoTL findings with students. Finally, we provide examples of knowledge mobilization that use different “voices” found in contemporary communication settings and that reach various student audiences in micro, meso, macro, and mega contexts.


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Author Biographies

Trent W. Maurer, Georgia Southern University

Trent W. Maurer is a Professor of Child and Family Development at Georgia Southern University (USA). He teaches courses in Family Science, Child Development, and the University Honors Program.

Cherie Woolmer, Mount Royal University

Cherie Woolmer is Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair (SoTL) at the Mokakiiks Centre for SoTL, Mount Royal University (CAN). At time of writing, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Paul. R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation, and Excellence in Teaching at McMaster University (CAN). 

Nichole L. Powell, Emory University

Nichole Powell is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Oxford College of Emory University (USA).

Carol Sisson, Taylor University

Carol Sisson is an Associate Professor of Education at Taylor University (USA).

Catherine Snelling, University of Adelaide

Catherine Snelling is an Associate Professor at Adelaide Dental School at the University of Adelaide (AUS).

Odd Rune Stalheim, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Odd Rune Stalheim is an Associate Professor of Innovation and Pedagogy at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (NOR).

Ian J. Turner, University of Derby

Ian J. Turner is a Professor of Learning and Teaching at the University of Derby (GBR) and National Teaching Fellow. He has a research interests in game-based learning and gamification.  


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How to Cite

Maurer, Trent W., Cherie Woolmer, Nichole L. Powell, Carol Sisson, Catherine Snelling, Odd Rune Stalheim, and Ian J. Turner. 2021. “Sharing SoTL Findings With Students: An Intentional Knowledge Mobilization Strategy”. Teaching and Learning Inquiry 9 (1):333-48.



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