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ERIC Number: EJ1138507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
What Makes an Excellent Lecturer? Academics' Perspectives on the Discourse of "Teaching Excellence" in Higher Education
Wood, Margaret; Su, Feng
Teaching in Higher Education, v22 n4 p451-466 2017
In the context of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), we examine academics' perspectives on the discourse of "teaching excellence" based on an empirical study with 16 participants from five post-1992 universities. The article reports the findings on academics' views of the term and concept of "teaching excellence", examples of what "teaching excellence" may look like in practice, whether a distinction between "good", "good enough" and "excellent teaching" can be made, and the measurability of "teaching excellence". The research findings suggest we need a more nuanced inclusive interpretation of "teaching excellence" which recognises the conjoined nature of teaching and research in higher education, and also rebalances a focus on outcome-related measures with understandings of purposes and development of the processes of learning.
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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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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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