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ERIC Number: EJ1082846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1812-9129
Faculty Learning Communities: A Model for Supporting Curriculum Changes in Higher Education
Engin, Marion; Atkinson, Fairlie
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v27 n2 p164-174 2015
This article reports on a faculty learning community (FLC) as a professional development model for faculty in an English-medium university in the United Arab Emirates. The authors describe how the introduction of a new learning and teaching technology, in the form of iPads, resulted in many of the faculty feeling unsure about their pedagogy. A face-to-face FLC was set up with an on-line component. The FLC served as a forum to discuss issues, resolve these problems and develop sound pedagogy in accordance with the culture of the university. The authors present data from blogs, discussion notes and questionnaires, and they discuss the strengths and limitations of a FLC as a model of professional development (PD) in this particular context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates
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