The Collegial Project Course: a systematic way towards institutional change

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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Oakwood A
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This paper presents and discusses how to support disciplinary communities of academic teachers to create a lasting change in educational culture. By stressing the similarities with the fully accepted research culture and their research knowledge this have been possible.

Evaluations consistently show that participants appreciate the collegial approach. It offers them an opportunity to deal with challenges in their own practices together with others and to adapt concepts and perspectives from educational literature to their everyday teaching and learning. And maybe most of all it have provided them with a common language when discussing teaching and learning.

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