Understanding and Fostering Faculty Change in Teaching

Session Time and Location

Thu, 7 Jun 2018
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Room: Room:
Maplewood A
Session Track
Session Format

Representing an international, multi-institutional research team, the panel presents a theoretical framework for understanding what prompts academic staff/faculty to change towards sustained use of pedagogies that make a meaningful difference in student learning and examines the role of academic developers in this work. Speakers share snapshots of research projects that test or illustrate the framework and then facilitate discussion about how the theory contributes to work on educational development’s role in institutional change around teaching.

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