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ERIC Number: EJ1136662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Expert Teaching Professors: Sharing Their Expertise
Shim, Han Sik; Roth, Gene
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v3 n2 Article 13 Jul 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the processes for sharing teaching expertise used by award winning professors. The central research question of this study was: How do expert teaching professors share their expertise with mentees? A qualitative study with semi-structured interviews was used to gather the perspectives from these professors and their mentees. Expert teaching professors faced barriers to sharing teaching knowledge. They were cautious not to trespass cultural codes of professionalism and individualism in the higher education setting. Additionally, they struggled to overcome environmental barriers, such as working schedules and physical settings. Given these limitations, they found safe ways to share their teaching expertise.
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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