ERIC Number: EJ1078892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Fresh Thinking about Academic Development: Authentic, Transformative, Disruptive?
Loads, Daphne; Campbell, Fiona
International Journal for Academic Development, v20 n4 p355-369 2015
We highlight three ways of conceptualising and enacting academic development: firstly as authentic, practice-based activity, secondly in terms of a new transformative paradigm for academic development units (ADUs), and thirdly as a space for disruption. We illustrate these conceptualisations through our investigation of the practice of internal secondment of faculty to ADUs. We report our findings from a sector-wide survey of Scottish higher education institutions and a series of in-depth interviews with secondees and their managers in two Scottish universities. We recommend further investigations to identify new ways of enacting authentic, practice-based, transformative, and disruptive academic development.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Investigations, Teacher Placement, Institutional Research, Universities, Learning Activities, Educational Practices, Transformative Learning, Organizational Development, Professional Autonomy, Faculty Development, Online Surveys, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)