Proof in the pedagogic pudding? The challenges of promoting evidence-based teaching practice in a research-focused institution

Robin Clark, Jane Andrews

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Abstract

Drawing upon the findings of a mixed methodological study, this paper critically analyses the cultural, pedagogical, and organisational issues encountered by academics and support staff working within a newly established Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice tasked with facilitating a new teaching-focused policy in a previously research-led institution. The aim of this policy is to assure that, across the institution, teaching is given the same priority and kudos as research. Focusing specifically staff perceptions of the impact of the new policy on various aspects of academic life including, pedagogic practice, student support, staff training, and organisational management, the paper critically addresses the cultural and attitudinal challenges of change management (Kotter, 1996) within a ‘grey-brick’ university. In doing so it makes a significant contribution to current academic theory and debate in the areas of pedagogic practice and organisational management.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009
EventSociety for Research in Higher Education Annual Conference - Newport, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Dec 200912 Dec 2009

Conference

ConferenceSociety for Research in Higher Education Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleSRHE 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewport
Period10/12/0912/12/09

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