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Roxå, Torgny; Mårtensson, Katarina – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
This text taps into an ongoing discussion about academic development. It challenges an image of academic development as precarious and liminal and explores academic development as powerful. Sources of power are described and put into the context of values, ideologies, and policies governing higher education of today. It is our hope that readers…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning)
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Mårtensson, Katarina; Healey, Mick – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
This article presents the results of research examining an innovative initiative designed to build capacity for international, collaborative scholarship of teaching and learning: the development of international collaborative writing groups (ICWG). The study focusses particularly on the role of leadership within the groups as a significant factor…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, International Programs, Educational Innovation, Capacity Building
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Roxå, Torgny; Mårtensson, Katarina – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
This article contributes to knowledge about learning in workgroups, so called "microcultures" in higher education. It argues that socially constructed and institutionalised traditions, recurrent practices, and tacit assumptions in the various microcultures influence academic teachers towards certain behaviour. In line with this…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Subcultures, Communities of Practice, Workplace Learning
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Handal, Gunnar; Lycke, Kirsten Hofgaard; Mårtensson, Katarina; Roxå, Torgny; Skodvin, Arne; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Academic developers (ADs) often participate in the implementation of programmes or reforms in higher education. Sometimes they agree with these and sometimes they disagree. This paper discusses possible agentic positions during a genuine policy implementation--the National Qualification Framework at a Norwegian university. Through reflexive…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Accountability, Program Development