Curriculum scholars: embedding learning and teaching scholarship in first year academic identities. A practice report

Jones, Peter, and Galloway, Kate (2011) Curriculum scholars: embedding learning and teaching scholarship in first year academic identities. A practice report. International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 2 (2). pp. 77-82.

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Abstract

This practice report details an institutional innovation designed to enhance academic capacities for curriculum development, with a particular focus on the first year experience (FYE). The authors discuss the appointment of "Curriculum Scholars" in each of the faculties at James Cook University. This innovation can be seen as an example of third generation responses to the challenges of the first year in higher education (FYHE) (Kift, Nelson & Clarke, 2010). The report discusses the question of academic identity and the tension between a discipline-specific identity and identification with the scholarship of teaching and learning. The authors argue that this tension may have significant implications for the success of third generation approaches to the FYE. This tension is the focus of a multi-method research project being developed by the authors. The autoethnographical dimension of this project is described, inviting participants to reflect on their own journeys as academics engaged in learning and teaching.

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Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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© This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Copyright of practice reports is retained by authors. As an open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings.

This paper was also presented at the 14th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference, 28 June - 1 July 2011, Fremantle, WA, which is available in the Related URLs field.

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ISSN: 1838-2959
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2012 04:15
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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