Getting the context right for quality teaching and learning

Hunt, Lynne and Sankey, Michael (2013) Getting the context right for quality teaching and learning. In: Cases on quality teaching practices in higher education. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 261-279. ISBN 9781466636613


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This is the story of top-down, middle-out, and bottom-up change to promote learning and teaching at a regional university in Australia. The case study documents a whole-of-university change process designed to get the context right to enhance university learning and teaching. It describes the baseline for action, the planning processes, and implementation strategies that adapted a project management approach. The chapter explores contestable issues associated with centralised university change processes versus devolved, faculty initiatives, and it shows how these might be combined. It also outlines the guiding principles of the change process, which was informed by a concern to develop coherent student learning journeys, cross-institutional planning, and a community development approach to engage the hearts and minds of staff. It also featured a systems approach designed to make it difficult for staff to get things wrong.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright ©2013, IGI Global. Copying or distributing in print or electronic form without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 04:53
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2016 01:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: student learning journey; cross-institutional planning; project management
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3661-3.ch016

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