The DLSI’s focus on teaching and learning supports the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and community-engaged scholarship.
This support emerges directly from Ernest Boyer’s (1990) Scholarship Reconsidered, in which he champions the scholarship of teaching and learning. For a quick and accessible overview of Boyer’s model, see this faculty development presentation from McNabb and Pawlyshyn at Northeastern University.
The work is also directly related to our Lasallian roots. As Br. William Mann, FSC, has explained, Jean Baptiste de La Salle and the Brothers from the early Christian Schools were unique among their contemporaries because they documented pedagogical praxis in The Conduct of the Christian Schools and other Lasallian texts. The DLSI is committed to supporting research collaborations between and among Lasallian institutions around the world through the Lasallian Research Network.
The link to the right will bring you to our SoTL resources page.