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ERIC Number: EJ914507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0158-037X
New Lecturers' Accounts of Reading Higher Education Research
Weller, Saranne
Studies in Continuing Education, v33 n1 p93-106 Mar 2011
In reviewing what lecturers found valuable for their professional development, it has been argued that "professional reading" of both higher education research and literature in their disciplines is a major theme for individual enhancement. Despite the increased interest in the writing practices of students and staff in higher education, however, the continued "invisibility of reading" leaves an area of significant lecturer development unexplored, given the argument that reading practices provide insight into learning preparedness and critical thinking approaches.This paper reports the outcomes of a small-scale study of academic reading for four new lecturers as they engage with higher education research as part of their professional development within a research-intensive higher education institution. It is argued that the difficulties these new lecturers experience in engaging with higher education research are more complex than the overcoming of linguistic differences in an unfamiliar discipline but relate to lecturers' wider conceptions of their academic identity. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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