The conception of “the good teacher” portrayed in organisational evaluation tools at the University of Iceland
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Despite the lack of common quality criteria for teaching at the University of Iceland teachers’ performance in teaching within the University is evaluated by different tools. From a social theory perspective those tools are a part of the structure academics are socialized into. Using a discourse analysis, the most influential evaluations tools of the organisation were analysed to explore the concept of “the good teacher” and their practices. Preliminary findings indicate a narrow, technical view of teaching practices that neither take into account SoTL ideas nor focus on professional development. The findings will be discussed in the light of constrains of dominant research discourses on academics identities.