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Achieving and maintaining a symbiosis between institutional priorities, personal professional development and improving student learning

Hills, Laura and Swithenby, Stephen (2013). Achieving and maintaining a symbiosis between institutional priorities, personal professional development and improving student learning. In: Improving Student Learning Symposium 2012: Improving student learning through research and scholarship: 20 years of ISL, 29-31 Aug 2012, Lund, Sweden, Oxford Brookes University, pp. 177–189.

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Abstract

Research into teaching and learning has changed markedly in the last decade with increased emphasis on the student experience and an increasing role for HE practitioners as researchers of their own practice. This has resulted in a change in perceptions of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) from an activity of the dedicated few to a higher profile and higher status activity.
There has, however, been little research into whether the drivers which motivate engagement in SoTL have also changed. This paper uses evidence from the past decade of SoTL at the Open University to explore the inter-relationship between these drivers and the implications for the individual SoTL practitioner. It proposes a model of symbiosis between these different drivers and suggests how institutional and faculty structures can support the development of SoTL that is student-focussed, offers suitable reward and recognition for the individual and also contributes to institutional priorities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors
Extra Information: Earlier version has the title "Is there a symbiosis between faculty development and improving student learning and, if so, is it stable".
Keywords: staff development; scholarship of teaching and learning; institutional drivers
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 38634
Depositing User: Laura Hills
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 10:09
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 20:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38634
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