The Project Establishment Guide: probing the critical contexts for learning and teaching projects to enable their success

Lawrence, Jill ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4163-8698 and Lawrence, Felicity (2020) The Project Establishment Guide: probing the critical contexts for learning and teaching projects to enable their success. In: 42nd Annual Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference (HERDSA 2019), 2-5 July 2019, Auckland, New Zealand.


Abstract

Taking strategic and operational contexts into account is critical for the success of higher education learning and teaching projects. Many projects are established with only a cursory look at the strategic priorities they need to deliver, neglecting to unpack the team’s assumptions and how these impact on project planning and execution. The Project Establishment Guide (PEG) was designed to ensure projects are strategically planned, operationally embedded and sustainable. PEG draws on four theoretical perspectives and incorporates five phases, each accompanied by critical questions. A participatory action research methodology was deployed in the reflective evaluation stages to investigate whether PEG assisted project success. Findings suggest that the PEG enables teams to interrogate their assumptions about their project’s strategic and operational contexts. However, it also needs to be fine-tuned before it can be incorporated as a standard approach for establishing informed, strategically aligned and embedded projects that are sustainable and maintained into the future.


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Additional Information: Copyright © 2020 Jill Lawrence and Felicity Lawrence.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2021 05:15
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 04:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education; learning and teaching projects
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): 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/43697

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