Technology Enhanced Learning at Sussex

Transition to SoTL Scholar : Steps to Success

A DARE To Transform online seminar with Dr Anne Tierney, Heriot Watt university.


Dr Anne Margaret Tierney from Heriot Watt University will be a guest speaker for the DARE To Transform network. In this online seminar, Anne will be examining how teachers in higher education can develop their expertise in SoTL. Together we'll examine what SoTL is, how it has developed over the past thirty years, and how we can use SoTL to develop our practice. We will look at how SoTL transforms our understanding of teaching and learning, and how sharing practice and being involved in networks supports our development as SoTL scholars.

This was held on Thursday 10th March 1.30-2.30pm   

To view the recording of the event please visit the DARE To Transform Canvas page.

About Anne 

Anne Tierney is an Assistant Professor in the Learning and Teaching Academy, Heriot-Watt University. She specialises in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and Threshold Concepts associated with its understanding, completing her PhD in that area under Ray Land and Jan Smith at the University of Durham. She is currently Heriot-Watt’s Theme Lead for the QAA Enhancement Theme “Resilient Learning Communities”, and is Deputy Chair of the QAA Scotland sector work on Micro-credentials, having led a collaborative cluster on that subject in 2021-22 which brought together providers, users and employers to explore their use in higher and further education.

 Anne is Assistant Director for Improving University Teaching (IUT), an annual international conference for higher education practitioners, and sits on the organising committee of Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship and Threshold Concepts conferences. She is part of the editorial team for the Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice (JPAAP), and reviews for Practice and Evidence for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PESTLHE), Innovations in Education and Teaching International (IETI), Teaching and Learning Inquiry, Bioscience Education and Essays in Biochemistry.


Professor Anne Tierney

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