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ERIC Number: EJ1048065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1755-2273
"A Place Where Open Minds Meet": The Constraints of Alignment and the Effects of Compulsory Teacher Training on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Mihailova, Paulina
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, v7 n3 p14-45 Win 2014
The article investigates how university lecturers taking part in the compulsory teacher training at Stockholm University (SU) conceive of the effects of standardised and formalised training on their teaching. The study explores the emotions and responses evoked among academics when everyone is required to embrace the same pedagogic philosophy of constructive alignment (Biggs 2003), adopt the language of learning outcomes and assign the same standards to diverse academic practices. The article attempts to shed light on different conceptions of the quality of teaching and learning in higher education and the interplay between the lecturers' values of academic freedom, collegiality and disciplinary expertise and the university leadership's values of effi ciency, accountability and measurability of performance. The article considers how these conceptions coexist and are negotiated within the university as an organisation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden (Stockholm)