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ERIC Number: EJ887440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
From Anxiety to Empowerment: A Learning Community of University Teachers
MacKenzie, Jane; Bell, Sheena; Bohan, Jason; Brown, Andrea; Burke, Joanne; Cogdell, Barbara; Jamieson, Susan; McAdam, Julie; McKerlie, Robert; Morrow, Lorna; Paschke, Beth; Rea, Paul; Tierney, Anne
Teaching in Higher Education, v15 n3 p273-284 Jun 2010
Increasing numbers of "teaching-only" staff are being appointed in higher education institutions in the UK. At one research-intensive university, a new category of academic staff was recently introduced: University Teachers, who are required to engage in scholarly activity as part of their conditions of employment. For many this scholarly activity equates to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). In an attempt to support this growing body of staff in their engagement with SoTL, a year-long Learning Community (LC) was formed. This paper outlines the activities of the LC and presents the outcomes of a collaborative project to explore its members' experiences. We describe the developmental process of LC membership and consider the parallels between our findings and theories of social capital and transformative learning. We conclude with a consideration of how LCs might be used as an engaging form of academic staff development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom