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Woolmer, Cherie; Sneddon, Peter; Curry, Gordon; Hill, Bob; Fehertavi, Szonja; Longbone, Charlotte; Wallace, Katherine – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
This paper reflects upon the development of a multidisciplinary lesson plan aimed at developing science skills for Physics and Astronomy, Geographical and Earth Sciences, and Chemistry students at a research intensive Scottish university. The lesson plan was co-developed with a small group of staff and undergraduate students from these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Research Universities, Teacher Student Relationship
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Loads, Daphne; Campbell, Fiona – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
We highlight three ways of conceptualising and enacting academic development: firstly as authentic, practice-based activity, secondly in terms of a new transformative paradigm for academic development units (ADUs), and thirdly as a space for disruption. We illustrate these conceptualisations through our investigation of the practice of internal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Investigations, Teacher Placement
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Bovill, Catherine; Cook-Sather, Alison; Felten, Peter – International Journal for Academic Development, 2011
Within higher education, students' voices are frequently overlooked in the design of teaching approaches, courses and curricula. In this paper we outline the theoretical background to arguments for including students as partners in pedagogical planning processes. We present examples where students have worked collaboratively in design processes,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Student Role
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Smith, Karen; Fernie, Scott – International Journal for Academic Development, 2010
While collaborative action research is an empowering approach to developing academic practice, it also presents a number of challenges regarding the purpose, nature and consequences of academic development. This research note raises questions and issues concerning how action research exposes new academics to the conflicts and tensions of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Learner Engagement, Educational Practices
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Bovill, Catherine; Aitken, Gillian; Hutchison, Jennifer; Morrison, Fiona; Roseweir, Katherine; Scott, Alison; Sotannde, Soleye – International Journal for Academic Development, 2010
This paper presents findings from a collaborative evaluation project within a masters programme in professional education. The project aimed to increase knowledge of research methodologies and methods through authentic learning where participants worked in partnership with the tutor to evaluate the module which they were studying. The project…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Program Effectiveness
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Loads, Daphne Jane – International Journal for Academic Development, 2009
Nurse education is characterised by dissonance, ambiguity and uncertainty. Such a context makes demands on the educator's authenticity or sense of self. This paper reports an attempt to provide a space where dissonance, ambiguity and uncertainty could be held, tolerated and examined and where authenticity could be recovered or developed through…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, College Faculty, Workshops, Faculty Development