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ERIC Number: EJ926186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
Developing a Culture of Enquiry-Based, Independent Learning in a Research-Led Institution: Findings from a Survey of Pedagogic Practice
McLinden, Mike; Edwards, Corony
International Journal for Academic Development, v16 n2 p147-162 2011
This paper reports select findings from an institutional survey designed to support long-term strategic developments at a research-led institution in the UK. These developments include a revised Learning and Teaching Strategy that has at its core the promotion of a "cross-institutional culture of enquiry-based, independent learning". The survey findings offer insights into pedagogic practice within the institution and serve to identify key issues that will need to be addressed in order to promote further cultural change. This includes clarification of the institutional description of enquiry-based learning to ensure it has greater cross-discipline relevance. The findings are presented as a contribution to the literature on academic change and as such should have relevance to those concerned with examining the design and implementation of such change in higher education institutions. A planned programme of action structured around a framework of engagement, collegiality and empowerment is outlined to indicate how these issues are to be addressed within the timeframe of the strategy. Key areas for further research are indicated. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom