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ERIC Number: EJ1128396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
"The Lecturer Should Know What They Are Talking About": Student Union Officers Perceptions of Teaching-Related CPD and Implications for Their Practice
Turner, Rebecca; Spowart, Lucy; Winter, Jennie; Muneer, Reema; Harvey, Chloe; Kneale, Pauline
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v54 n2 p143-151 2017
Continuing professional development (CPD) for HE academic staff, through accredited courses for new lecturers, teaching innovation grants, peer review, mentoring and conference attendance, is firmly established practice, engagement with these activities may be essential to career progression. The input of students to CPD, student awareness of, or active engagement with these activities is limited despite the growing emphasis on agendas such as "student engagement" and "students as partners". In this paper, we examine their perceptions of teaching-oriented CPD and the potential contributions of students through interview data collected from eight elected Student Union (SU) Officers. This informs a discussion of the mechanisms by which SU officers can influence teaching-related developments in HE and provide recommendations to enhance future working relationships between SU and providers of CPD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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