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- Strategic approaches to educational development: relationship to learning and teaching
- Ling, Peter
- A model of approaches to educational development distinguishing those focused on teaching and those focused on learning from those driven by institutional missions and strategies is employed in this session. The session will be informed by the results of several surveys conducted in Australia in 2007 and by information emerging from a forum of Australian university personnel associated with the development of academics. These sources show that educational development units often perform a range of functions that go beyond the development of learning and teaching. Activities in which they also engage include: educational media production; provision of student study skills programs; preparation for external teaching awards; working with quality assurance measures; and contributing to the broad policy environment of a university and its strategic directions. A review of the available data leads to a conclusion that the role of educational developers in the current era is very much influenced by strategic pursuits of universities. In this climate, the potential for educational development to operate with the integrity of a practice informed by a disciplined study of learning and teaching is more limited than it was during the periods where understandings of learning and teaching drove the enterprise.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Paper presented at 'A World of Learning', the Annual Conference of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE 2008), Windsor, Ontario, 18-21 June 2008
- Publication year
- Academic development; Australian universities; Educational development; Higher education; Learning and teaching
- University of Windsor
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2008.
- Peer reviewed