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McNaughton, Susan Maree; Billot, Jennie – Teaching in Higher Education, 2016
Higher education teachers' roles and identities are constantly shifting in response to contextual change. Pedagogy, values, and professional and personal narratives of self are all affected, particularly by technological change. This paper explores the role and identity shifts of academics during the introduction of large-class videoconferencing.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Identification (Psychology), Organizational Change, Teacher Role
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Billot, Jennie; King, Virginia – Teaching in Higher Education, 2015
Metaphors used by higher education teachers in their narratives of academic life provide insight into aspects of academic identity. Drawing on an international study of leader/follower dynamics, the teachers' narratives reveal how academics interpret their interactions with leaders; the perceived distance between expectations and experience, and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Figurative Language, Teacher Attitudes, Personal Narratives