Student perspectives on scholarship: a contemporary issue in higher education

Dashwood, Ann and Lawrence, Jill and Burton, Lorelle and Brown, Alice (2009) Student perspectives on scholarship: a contemporary issue in higher education. International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 3 (5). pp. 64-79. ISSN 1557-718X


Internationalisation of higher education embodies a pedagogy that is expected to have a grounding in scholarship, in both domestic and overseas environments. The pedagogy has to incorporate a scholarship that includes knowledge about teaching and learning underpinned by the subject discipline and interdisciplinary awareness and relevance to the subject of study. Definitions of scholarship vary and there is limited consensus among and within disciplines.In respect to institutional policy, variation also occurs between scholarship and research, such that there is conflict between the higher education pillars of 'best practice in teaching and learning' and 'research'. Individual positions adopted by academics within disciplines and across institutions affect how scholarship is viewed and practised. Shulman(2004) maintains that 'teaching and consequent student learning are both worthy of scholarly inquiry and absolutely necessary if teachers are to fulfil their professional responsibility to their students'(p.1).

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version not held.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 23:47
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 05:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: scholarship; higher education; higher education research
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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