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Bennett, Liz – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
Focussing on academics' professional identity, this paper analyses the challenges academics experience when adopting new technologies in their pedagogical practices. Notions of "economies of performance" and "ecologies of practice" as well as the concept of liminality are employed to understand this identity work. The paper…
Descriptors: Social Media, Professional Identity, Teacher Effectiveness, Technology Uses in Education
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Arthur, Linet – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
This article focuses on the life history of a university academic, and the ways in which he learned in different communities of practice during his career. This account raises questions about the applicability of situated learning theory to a knowledge-based organisation, and argues that both the external context and the individuals within the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Learning Theories, Theory Practice Relationship
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Kensington-Miller, Barbara; Renc-Roe, Joanna; Morón-García, Susan – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
This paper builds on discussions of academic developers' identity experienced as a discomfiting, troubled, and often marginal space. Three experienced academic developers, located in research-intensive institutions in three different countries, using auto-ethnographic writing and a shared narrative inquiry, explore moments of congruence and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Research Universities, Educational Development, Professional Identity
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Turner, Rebecca; Brown, Tony; Edwards-Jones, Andrew – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Growing emphasis on research output has spawned initiatives to enhance writing practices, often targeted at groups less familiar with academic research practices. This paper discusses a collaborative writing group project for higher education lecturers working in further education colleges. Participants had previously undertaken funded pedagogic…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Writing (Composition), Collaborative Writing, Peer Evaluation
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Crawford, Karin – International Journal for Academic Development, 2010
The purpose of this qualitative case study research was to explore faculty-based academics' views on what influences their behaviours and attitudes towards their development. Informed by critical realist ontology, the data collection was carried out through narrative interviews with academics in two contrasting English universities. Findings, or…
Descriptors: Professional Recognition, College Faculty, Case Studies, Data Collection
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Healey, Mick; Mason O'Connor, Kristine; Broadfoot, Patricia – International Journal for Academic Development, 2010
Two areas of growing importance for academic developers are: first, their involvement in the development of institutional and faculty learning and teaching strategies; and second, how to engage students in academic development activity at institutional, department and discipline levels. This paper explores both interests by considering how…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Case Studies, Educational Development