Implementing change-oriented pedagogy in higher education: an exploration of instructors' experiences and perceptions

Mallen, Cheryl and Crowther, Frank (2008) Implementing change-oriented pedagogy in higher education: an exploration of instructors' experiences and perceptions. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 4 (3). pp. 13-26.

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This inquiry provided university educators with an opportunity to experience a conceptual pedagogical change model (the Change Infusion Model). The model encouraged framing teaching and learning activities with characteristics of theories of change to encourage learning for change. This inquiry developed understandings of educators' realities of pedagogical change. Data collection procedures were framed with LaBoskey's Dimensions of Reflection and involved a written and collaborative discourse method. Analysis involved 'sensitizing concepts' to guide the generation of meaning of the experiences of change. The findings revealed 4 paradoxes that have significant meaning in the professional lives of educators. The significance of this inquiry is its contribution to understandings of the challenge of approaching pedagogical change from practitioners' perspectives.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 04:35
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 03:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: change strategies; teaching process; academic staff; discourse analysis; higher education; change infusion model (CIM); guided record method; postindustrial society
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy

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