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ERIC Number: EJ1005124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Developing the Teaching Competences of Novice Faculty Members: A Review of International Literature
Kiffer, Sacha; Tchibozo, Guy
Policy Futures in Education, v11 n3 p277-289 2013
The purpose of this article is to outline what could be learned from the international research literature on the issue of developing teaching competences of novice faculty members. The mission of academics has changed in recent years. Academics must now also meet a strong social demand for graduates' access to employment and are increasingly required to possess a number of competences beyond disciplinary knowledge. The challenge of developing these competences in faculty members is therefore ambitious. However, a review of research literature shows that developing the competences of novice academics, as described here, is not well documented. The literature addresses the issue of university lecturers at the start of their career quite well, but does so more from a point of view of professional development. The notion of competence is not excluded, but often appears only to identify knowledge, skills and attitudes that novice academics should possess as part of reference frameworks. This literature review was developed using a traditional method with a theme-based approach. The results make it possible to identify avenues for necessary and possible research in the field of developing competences of novice university academics based on the concept of situated competence. (Contains 5 tables, 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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