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ERIC Number: EJ971961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Lessons Learnt from Literature on the Diffusion of Innovative Learning and Teaching Practices in Higher Education
Smith, Karen
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v49 n2 p173-182 2012
Faced with the challenges of the changes in: higher education, educational developers' roles and the use of innovation to stimulate change, this study aimed to synthesise literature dealing with the diffusion of innovative learning and teaching practices in higher education to determine what lessons could be learnt. The findings suggest that the following need to be considered if innovations are to influence widespread change: senior management support, recognition of the time needed to change practices, appropriate skill development, contextualised innovation, supportive networks and a solid institutional infrastructure. The paper also considers the difficulties faced when trying to generalise guidance in an area wrought with the complexities of change and calls for further research that problematises the realities of innovation diffusion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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