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The impact of a SoTL project refers to demonstrable benefits to learning and teaching that are directly attributable to that project.
Generating impact is integral to SoTL practice and comes more naturally than disciplinary research, as SoTL is oriented towards improving the student experience and student outcomes. It is important that the knowledge generated through SoTL is shared within the institution and with external colleagues, so that the project's reflections and outcomes can be peer-reviewed, appraised, and taken up by other educators.
SoTL also has an impact on the personal and professional development of the involved educators, students, and associated stakeholders.
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