TLC Hot Take May 2022Posted: May 3, 2022
To clarify the many activities associated with Educational Research, over the next several months we will explain common terminology you may hear during the TLC Spring Seminar Series and new TLC Podcast.
Discipline-Based Educational Research (DBER) is often considered a subset of SoTL that focuses on testing theories and exploring teaching and learning within a given discipline, typically STEM and related fields. In DBER researchers ask questions about how students learn concepts and develop expertise in a field of study with the goal of generating knowledge that is applicable to diverse instructional contexts and courses. Like SoTL, DBER is often disseminated to the public through a range of scholarly works. Read more about DBER here.