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ERIC Number: EJ934689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
Bridging the Educational Research-Teaching Practice Gap: Curriculum Development, Part 2--Becoming an Agent of Change
Rogan, John M.; Anderson, Trevor R.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v39 n3 p233-241 May-Jun 2011
Many faculty members in science departments are experiencing pressure to improve their courses, particularly with respect to the ways in which students are taught and assessed. The purpose of this article is to provide some insights and practical ideas on how curriculum change can be brought about--how motivated individuals can become agents of change. Change almost always elicits opposing and supporting forces, examples of which are given. Finally, we discuss examples of strategies to deal with these forces and highlight various factors that need to be considered when implementing such strategies, including the concepts of a zone of feasible innovation, the zone of tolerance, and the development of communities of practice. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.) [For Part 1, see EJ916145.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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