ERIC Number: EJ962414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
The Impact of a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education on University Lecturers Appointed for Their Professional Expertise at a Teaching-Led University: "It's Made Me Braver"
Butcher, John; Stoncel, Di
International Journal for Academic Development, v17 n2 p149-162 2012
This article explores the impact of a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PG Cert.) on new lecturers, appointed for their professional expertise. It focuses on staff perceptions of acculturation into the discourses of university learning and teaching. Drawing on a literature review which reveals (at best) ambivalent evidence of impact, the authors developed a case study investigating impact on staff changing careers into university teaching on the basis of their professional expertise. The data reveal positive outcomes, including the transition into confident and competent higher education professionals.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Career Change, Beginning Teachers, Educational Certificates, College Instruction, Expertise, Acculturation, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Continuing Education, Outcomes of Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom