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Resources to Support Educational Research

This guide highlights key books, journals, databases and websites for Educational Research.

PIRA (PolyU Institutional Research Archive)


PolyU Institutional Research Archive (PIRA) is an open access repository for The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s research, teaching and learning digital materials.

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Article Databases

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Recommended Articles on SoTL

Felten, P. (2013). Principles of good practice in SoTL. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 1(1), 121-125.

Hake, R. R. (1998). Interactive-engagement versus traditional methods: A six-thousand-student survey of mechanics test data for introductory physics courses. American journal of Physics, 66(1), 64-74.


Evans, C., Kandiko Howson, C., Forsythe, A., & Edwards, C. (2021). What constitutes high quality higher education pedagogical research? Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 46(4), 525-546.

Fanghanel, J., McGowan, S., Parker, P., McConnell, C., Potter, J., Locke, W., & Healey, M. (2016). Defining and supporting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): A sector wide study - Literature Review.

Smith, S., & Walker, D. (2021). Scholarship and academic capitals: the boundaried nature of education-focused career tracks. Teaching in Higher Education, 1-15.

Kim, A. S., Popovic, C., Farrugia, L., Saleh, S. A., Maheux-Pelletier, G., & Frake-Mistak, M. (2021). On nurturing the emergent SoTL researcher: responding to challenges and opportunities. International Journal for Academic Development, 26(2), 163-175.

Geertsema, J. (2016). Academic development, SoTL and educational research. International Journal for Academic Development, 21(2), 122-134.

Miller-Young, J., & Yeo, M. (2015). Conceptualizing and communicating SoTL: A framework for the field. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 3(2), 37-53.

Harrington, K., Flint, A., & Healey, M. (2014). Engagement through partnership: Students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education.

Felten, P., Bagg, J., Bumbry, M., Hill, J., Hornsby, K., Pratt, M., & Weller, S. (2013). A call for expanding inclusive student engagement in SoTL. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 1(2), 63-74.

Hubball, H., Pearson, M. L., & Clarke, A. (2013). SoTL inquiry in broader curricular and institutional contexts: Theoretical underpinnings and emerging trends. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 1(1), 41-57.

Potter, M. K., & Kustra, E. (2011). The Relationship between Scholarly Teaching and SoTL: Models, Distinctions, and Clarifications. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning.

O'Brien, M. (2008). Navigating the SoTL landscape: A compass, map and some tools for getting started. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, 2(2).