Transforming distance education curricula through distributive leadership

Keppell, Mike and O'Dwyer, Carolyn and Lyon, Betsy and Childs, Merilyn (2010) Transforming distance education curricula through distributive leadership. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26 (8). pp. 165-178. ISSN 1449-3098

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This paper examines a core leadership strategy for transforming learning and teaching in distance education through flexible and blended learning. It focuses on a project centred on distributive leadership that involves collaboration, shared purpose, responsibility and recognition of leadership irrespective of role or position within an organisation. Distributive leadership was a core principle in facilitating the transformation of learning and teaching through a Teaching Fellowship Scheme that empowered leaders across a regional distance education university. In parallel, a design-based research project analysed the perceptions of the Teaching Fellows in relation to blended learning, time/space, peer learning, innovation and equity issues in relation to distance education.

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Additional Information: © 2010 ASCILITE. Open access. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 00:51
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 06:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: flexible and blended learning; distributive leadership; design-based research; fellowships; transformative change; transformative learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development

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