Fostering institutional change through learning leadership: a study of stories of adaptation in blended and flexible learning and distance education

Childs, Merilyn and Keppell, Mike and Brown, Mark and Hunter, Carole and Hard, Natasha and Hughes, Helen (2011) Fostering institutional change through learning leadership: a study of stories of adaptation in blended and flexible learning and distance education. In: ASCILITE 2011: 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Changing Demands, Changing Directions, 4-7 Dec 2011, Hobart, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the significance of a research project between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Massey University (MU) which aims to build knowledge and understanding of the impact of distributive leadership approaches to transforming teaching and learning in relation to distance education. Authentic, situated approaches to change offer a powerful conduit for building ―street level leadership, the sharing of knowledge, skills and information within and between schools and as a basis for whole-of-institution cultural change driven through practice. This research provides an opportunity for evaluation of authentic, situated approaches as a mechanism for institutional renewal of learning and teaching practices in relation to distance education (DE). Such a reorientation of practice affords CSU and MU a chance to increase the equity of student experience and engagement in learning through blended and flexible delivery.


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Additional Information: Copyright © 2011 Merilyn Childs, Mike Keppell, Mark Brown, Carole Hunter, Natasha Hard & Helen Hughes. The author(s) assign to ascilite and educational non-profit institutions, a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction, provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 05:21
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 05:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: distributive leadership; institutional change; distance education; blended and flexible learning; case study research
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
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25065

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