Centre Leaders Learning: Towards an integrative and integrated educational development leadership?

Session Time and Location

Thu, 7 Jun 2018
11:15am to 12:45pm
Room: Room:
Oakwood A
Session Track
Session Format

We take a duoethnographic approach in order to study and interpret ourselves as sites of inquiry about leadership within the field of educational development. Our point of departure is a shared philosophical commitment to the importance of fostering an integrated approach to ‘academic practice’. Given the importance of institutional contexts, we will invite those in the audience to reflect on and relate their own experience of, and scholarly inquiry into, leadership of educational development. Our findings may be useful for other leaders in pushing forward current ways of understanding ‘leadership’ in the context of educational development and academic practice.

  • Session References +

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