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Lamers, Antonia M.; Admiraal, Wilfried F. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This paper investigates the development of teaching practice of the multinational staff delivering UK programmes in a higher education institution in Oman hosting these programmes. It presents a tool to evaluate the teaching practice, and points to those elements of an academic development framework that were found to be most useful in supporting…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Partnerships in Education
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Englund, Claire; Price, Linda – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
To cope with the rapidly changing higher education climate, teachers need agency to act proactively in initiating and steering changes in practice. This paper describes an academic development activity in the form of a Change Laboratory, an intervention method based on Cultural-Historical Activity Theory, to facilitate agency among teachers. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Sustainable Development
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Brown, Melanie; Peck, Catherine – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
Rapid changes in the Higher Education (HE) sector are increasing the pressure on teaching staff to introduce technology-enhanced learning experiences into the curriculum. Institutions therefore need to provide effective means of enabling academics to successfully transition to these new modes of curriculum delivery. This paper reports on an…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
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Dean, Bonnie Amelia; Harden-Thew, Kathryn; Thomas, Lisa – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
With the burgeoning casualisation of the higher education workforce, the precarious nature of casual teaching has become increasingly well documented. Universities are recognising that enhancing quality learning and teaching must include attention to the provision of services, support, and professional development for teachers employed on a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication, Faculty Development, Role
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Löytönen, Teija – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
This paper explores creative educational development by asking what it is or might become. It is based on a singular pedagogical process within the fields of arts, design, and architecture in higher education. The exploration is framed by Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of difference, which allows for a movement beyond educational certainties that…
Descriptors: Art Education, Higher Education, Educational Development, Creative Development
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McGrath, Cormac; Stenfors-Hayes, Terese; Roxå, Torgny; Bolander Laksov, Klara – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
This paper addresses a relatively new phenomenon in higher education, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and explores conceptions around this new and emerging development from the perspective of a number of stakeholders in the university. A phenomenographic approach is adopted. The study explores how different stakeholders at a university…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Higher Education, Stakeholders
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Jensen, Kathrine; Bennett, Liz – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
This paper explores a model for developing student and staff partnerships to enhance the quality of teaching and learning and situates the model in literature on student engagement. The model enables staff and students to step outside their normal roles and the traditional student-teacher relationship into a less pre-defined mode of interaction…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Partnerships in Education, Educational Improvement, Change Agents
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Cook-Sather, Alison – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
Addressing both the increasingly complex process of becoming an educator at the tertiary level and the growing recognition of the importance of student engagement, student-faculty partnerships have emerged as one way of fundamentally rethinking academic development. Participant reflections suggest that the over-time, partnership approach to…
Descriptors: Self Concept, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Undergraduate Students
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Stevenson, E.; McArthur, J. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
In this Reflection on Practice we propose a triple nexus of research, public engagement and teaching that could provide a new pathway for academic developers to enable greater engagement in learning and teaching issues from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academics. We argue that the public engagement activities demanded…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Rienties, Bart; Hosein, Anesa – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
How and with whom academics develop and maintain formal and informal networks for reflecting on their teaching practice has received limited attention even though academic development (AD) programmes have become an almost ubiquitous feature of higher education. The primary goal of this mixed-method study is to unpack how 114 academics in an AD…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Learning Processes
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Clavert, Maria; Löfström, Erika; Nevgi, Anne – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Pedagogical transformations in universities are typically explored as "top down" attempts or in the context of training programs targeted towards educating more pedagogically aware individuals. In this study, promoting pedagogical development is explored on a community level as change agency: acting as a broker between the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Science and Society
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Matthews, Kelly E.; Crampton, Andrea; Hill, Matthew; Johnson, Elizabeth D.; Sharma, Manjula D.; Varsavsky, Cristina – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Social network perspectives acknowledge the influence of disciplinary cultures on academics' teaching beliefs and practices with implications for academic developers. The contribution of academic developers in 18 scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects situated in the sciences are explored by drawing on data from a two-year national…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, College Faculty
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Hendry, Graham D.; Bell, Amani; Thomson, Kate – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
This article reports on a study of academics who observed their colleagues' teaching at a large research-intensive university in Australia. These academics had completed peer observation as part of a foundations programme designed for those new to teaching or new to the university. Survey responses and interview transcripts form the basis of an…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Interviews, Investigations, College Faculty
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Brew, Angela; Cahir, Jayde – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Universities have a long history of change in learning and teaching to suit various government initiatives and institutional priorities. Academic developers now are frequently required to address strategic learning and teaching priorities. This paper asks how, in such a context, academic developers can ensure that work they do in relation to one…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Learning Strategies
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Poole, Gary – International Journal for Academic Development, 2013
Higher education is facing a conundrum relevant to the field of educational development: expectations regarding entrance criteria and graduation attributes are changing simultaneously. Biggs' model of constructive alignment can be used to analyze the challenges presented by these shifts in expectation and help educational developers…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Educational Development
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