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ERIC Number: EJ1109122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2334-4822
Developmental Stages of New Graduate Student Instructional Consultants: Implications for Professional Growth
Wright, Mary C.; Schram, Laura N.; Gorman, Kristen S.
To Improve the Academy, v34 n1-2 p117-155 Jun 2015
Effective consulting is a key skill for educational developers. Although most educational developers are new to the field, there is limited research about how new practitioners develop consulting skills. The key research question this study explores is: How do new graduate teaching consultants develop as practitioners? This study empirically applies several "classic" models of consulting to better understand new consultants' perceived development of expertise, preferred consulting approaches, and reflection about them. The findings are generally confirmatory of the ways that classic frameworks map onto the development of consultants. They also suggest greater attention to supporting new consultants beyond "getting started," as well as to preparing new consultants for the differences between intra- and interdisciplinary consultations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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