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Bager-Elsborg, Anna; Greve, Linda – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
It has been suggested that metaphors have a crucial influence on the way we perceive and construct the world. As a result, metaphor analysis has been used as a way to reveal, analyse and understand conceptions of teaching in higher education. This paper introduces a different way to analyse metaphors for teaching than the ones previously used in…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Management Development, Figurative Language, Teaching Methods
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Bager-Elsborg, Anna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The relationship between academic disciplines and teaching has been thoroughly investigated. However, most studies define disciplines by their epistemological properties and thereby overlook contextual and local interpretations of disciplines. This case study, based on in-depth interviews with nine academic lawyers, examines the interrelatedness…
Descriptors: School Law, Intellectual Disciplines, Legal Education (Professions), Instruction
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Bager-Elsborg, Anna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In the literature, higher education teaching is typically conceptualised as generic or determined by disciplinary characteristics. Academic development literature mirrors this dichotomy when discussing the starting point for development work. However, this focus on universal characteristics overlooks crucial aspects of contextual influence on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Change, Case Studies, Higher Education