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Asghar, Mandy; Pilkington, Ruth – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
The question of how academics in higher education institutions demonstrate they have the ability to teach and provide a high quality learning experience challenges the sector. Within this context, the use of professional dialogue for recognising teaching expertise is growing. This qualitative research explored how 16 academics valued their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Expertise, Teacher Attitudes
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Botham, Kathryn Ann – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
A study was undertaken to identify via questionnaire (42) and interview (6) academic staff perceptions of the impact on their practice of engagement with an institutional Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme aligned to the UK PSF and leading to HEA Fellowship. This paper focuses on three key themes in relation to teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Participation, Questionnaires
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Innocente, Nathan; Baker, Jayne – Teaching Sociology, 2018
Scholars have long emphasized the importance of teacher training in higher education, including in sociology. Such calls have led to modest improvements in opportunities for graduate students to develop teaching-related skills and experience. However, many of these opportunities are not specific to sociology and may lack a teaching component. In…
Descriptors: Sociology, Fellowships, Mentors, Graduate Students