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ERIC Number: EJ1218670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
From Perception to Practice: A Qualitative Exploration into Institutional Teaching Culture
Shaw, Lindsay; Brown, Kristin; Ellis, Donna; Wolf, Peter; Dawson, Debra; Goff, Lori; Kustra, Erika
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v12 p140-154 2019
Teaching culture is the product of a dynamic interplay among the embedded patterns, behaviours, values, beliefs and ideologies about teaching and learning within and across the many microcultures that make up a university. Educational researchers from across Canada developed a set of Institutional Teaching Culture Perception Surveys (ITCPS) to gain insight to an institution's teaching culture at a particular point in time. Staff, faculty, and students from two institutions provided comments through an open-ended survey and focus groups, answering the question "What would indicate to you that teaching matters at your institution?" Aligning with the six ITCPS levers, the results identified both barriers and pathways to a strong institutional teaching culture, highlighting strategic priorities, assessment methods, effective pedagogy, supportive infrastructure, engagement opportunities and public recognition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada