Evaluating our research team's first three years to identify broader strategies for effective and sustainable capacity constructions

Tyler, Mark A. and Turner, Michelle and Peel, Karen and Oliver, Mark E. and Noble, Karen and Midgley, Warren and McLennan, Brad and McIlveen, Peter and Matthews, Karl J. and Jones, Janice Kathleen and Henderson, Robyn and Fogarty, Roderick J. and De George-Walker, Linda and Davies, Andrew and Danaher, Patrick Alan and Baguley, Margaret and Arden, Catherine H. (2012) Evaluating our research team's first three years to identify broader strategies for effective and sustainable capacity constructions. In: Constructing capacities: building capabilities through learning and engagement. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 256-275. ISBN 1-4438-4179-X


It is vital for research teams to assess their activities and outcomes as they grow in confidence and momentum if their capacities are to be enlarged and sustained. The authors use this chapter to conduct a theoretically framed evaluation of the first three years of operations of the research team that they constitute. Attention is given to individual reflections by group members and to a thematic analysis of those reflections. The resulting picture of the team is necessarily complex, multifaceted and partial, in keeping with the contexts of contemporary academic work. Nevertheless certain signifiers emerge from that picture that portray the team’s current capacities, the strategies that have been successful to varying degrees in constructing those capacities and the elements of those capacities that warrant further development. More broadly, the authors use these capacities, strategies and elements to elicit wider implications for the construction of capacities in relation to learning and engagement by individuals, groups and communities.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Additional Information: Chapter 14. c. Cambridge Scholars 2012.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2013 05:51
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2017 00:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, capacity-building, education research, research teams
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23022

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