Advocates for teaching: Reconceptualising the practice of teaching development in a university
Spiller, D., Bruce Ferguson, P., Pratapsingh, P., Lochan, S., & Harris, T. (2010) Advocates for teaching: reconceptualising the practice of teaching development in a university. Paper presented to Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Conference, University of Waikato, November 16 – 18.
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Teaching development units have been provided at most Australasian and British universities over the last thirty years. Typically, units have provided workshops, courses and individual consultations in a variety of formats. These units have always attracted enthusiasts, but have often struggled to bring about a fundamental shift in organisational thinking about teaching. At the same time, external pressures such as Performance Based Research Funding (PBRF) draw academics away from teaching concerns and create additional challenges for staff developers.
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