From Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholarship_of_Teaching_and_Learning
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL or SoTL; pronounced /sˈɔtl/ or /sˈɔtəl/) is a growing movement in post-secondary education. SOTL is scholarly inquiry into student learning which advances the practice of teaching by making inquiry findings public.
When considering a SoTL project, researchers often have one of four kinds of questions to address in the classroom or in their teaching. These are:
Often these questions come from the Scholar’s own experiences and a curiosity to understand or a need to improve what is happening in their own teaching or classroom experience.Exploring these themes can help to formulate a path forward to answering questions about the teaching and learning processes.
Resource “Opening Lines: Approaches to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” Hutchings (2000)
Support and many resources can be found at UC's Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CET&L):
The next step in the process is to put the questions into the greater context and explore what has been published on the specific research question or topic of interest.
To find resources available start with the UC Libraries Research Guide on SoTL Resources - http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/SoTL