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ERIC Number: EJ785347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Lecturers on Teaching within the "Supercomplexity" of Higher Education
Lea, Susan J.; Callaghan, Lynne
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v55 n2 p171-187 Feb 2008
While a vast literature exists on students and their learning, work on lecturers and their teaching continues to lag some way behind. This paper explores the notion that the complexity of Higher Education (HE) today significantly impacts upon what goes on in the classroom through a two-tiered study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to explore lecturers' perceptions and experiences of teaching a specific module. Interviewees raised issues pertaining to the wider departmental, institutional and socio-political context. Consequently, focus groups were run with key people in the University to explore their perceptions of teaching and learning within the current HE climate. The findings suggest that lecturers perceive numerous external factors to impinge upon their teaching and attempt to militate against these in various ways in order to achieve ongoing enhancement of learning for students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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