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ERIC Number: EJ1058802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
Inspiring Academics to Engage in Collegial Socialization: Pedagogical Provocations
Kanuka, Heather; Braga, John
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v4 p132-136 2011
Academics who engage in collegial socialization can benefit in a variety of ways. The challenge, however, is creating a culture which inspires, within a voluntary model, academics to participate in such activities. Teaching development programs have tended to focus on teaching competencies and problem areas through offerings of workshops. It has been widely acknowledged that "workshops don't work" when working with academics to enhance teaching development. Further, it is usually expected those academics in need of improving their teaching will attend the learning activities offered by teaching centers on their own time. However, expecting academics to attend professional development activities on their time is not a reasonable assumption. For a voluntary model of teaching enrichment to work, creating a culture to support teaching is vital. In this paper we describe an activity, which we named "pedagogical provocations," in an attempt to engage academics in collegial socialization about teaching and learning through provocative collegial dialogue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Edmonton)