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ERIC Number: ED574366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 68
Evaluating Teaching Development in Higher Education. Towards Impact Assessment: Literature Review
Kneale, Pauline; Winter, Jennie; Turner, Rebecca; Spowart, Lucy; Hughes, Jane; McKenna, Colleen; Muneer, Reema
Higher Education Academy
Largely established in the 1990s, academic development for teachers in the United Kingdom (UK) higher education (HE) is still a relatively young field which is under regular review and revision. With recent changes to funding and priorities in the UK HE sector, the impact or effectiveness of continuing professional development (CPD) programmes and activities is increasingly under scrutiny as researchers and stakeholders attempt to understand how such work influences teaching, learning and the broader student experience. This literature review aims to update the Parsons et al. review commissioned in 2012 by the HEA in order to inform the "Evaluating teaching development in HE: Towards impact assessment project," in particular the development of a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of CPD. The review focuses on research into the impact of CPD in teaching and learning published between 2012 and 2015. The authors have broadened the scope and orientation of the original review in order to take account of a wider range of activities that feature in CPD and to include literature that critically engages with the impact discourse (e.g., Di Napoli 2014). They also consider prominent themes in the research on impact of CPD in relation to work on excellence in teaching in HE (e.g., Gunn and Fisk 2013). [For the toolkit to accompany this report, "Evaluating Teaching Development Activities in Higher Education: A Toolkit," see ED574370.]
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Academy (HEA) (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom