ERIC Number: EJ681361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Capturing Dissonance in University Teacher Education Environments
Studies in Higher Education, v29 n5 p575-590 Oct 2004
In response to policy developments in higher education in the UK, the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE--now merged in the Higher Education Academy) was established in 1999 to provide a national framework for teaching and learning at tertiary level. This article considers the training environment of novice lecturers within the ILTHE framework and identifies areas of tensions within it. Activity systems theory is used as a broad framework for apprehending this environment. Praxis-related, epistemological, structural and ideological dissonances are identified. Suggestions to advance change in this area are formulated in the light of the main findings. The limitations afforded by the activity systems approach are also discussed.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Lecture Method, Conflict, College Environment, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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