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ERIC Number: EJ828841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Turning Teachers into Academics? The Role of Educational Development in Fostering Synergy between Teaching and Research
Macfarlane, Bruce; Hughes, Gwyneth
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v46 n1 p5-14 Feb 2009
The history of educational development is rooted in the improvement of teaching techniques. As a result, centres or units have normally been located in central registrars or human resources departments, library, learning and technical support services, or established as semi-autonomous entities. The alignment of educational development with research at a teaching-led UK university marks a radical departure from these established patterns. The paper will explore some principles for the development of synergy between teaching and research through presenting the conceptual and strategic case for locating educational development in a university-wide Graduate School. This includes institutional commitment to renewing research capacity and the acceptance of a holistic model of academic practice and re-shaping of academic identity through strengthening the links between research and teaching via professional development. Three different approaches to bridging the cultural gap between teaching and research are compared and illustrated with examples from this case study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom