Change and stability – the Janusian life of academic teachers
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Three academic disciplinary workgroups responsible for education were observed longitudinally with the purpose of exploring sociocultural aspects of change and stability within academic teachers’ life-worlds in times of disruption. Findings indicate a sincere and constructively critical attitude among those involved. But the workgroups struggle to widen their respective horizon and formulate wider purposes. They therefore appear conservative, more as a consequence of an overwhelming complexity in their life-world rather than as a consequence of a political enterprise. This session gives educational developers further insights in the dynamic relationship between change and stability through the voices and identities of academic teachers.