Problematising partnerships: a critical review of a successful partnership

Jackson, T.F., Ireland, L.M., Lim, L.K., and Hooper, H. (2011) Problematising partnerships: a critical review of a successful partnership. In: Proceedings of 2011 ATEA Conference: policy, perspectives, partnerships (2011) pp. 1-7. From: 2011 ATEA Conference: policy, perspectives, partnerships, 3-6 July 2011, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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This paper reports on a successful cross-institution partnership in developing an online induction in core academic skills (iCAS) for first year pre-service teachers in James Cook University. The discussion takes a particular interest in the tensions of collaboration and individualism, and research and teaching in a context of accountability, limited funding and work overload. It contends that collaborative partnerships facilitate the productive disruption of scarcity mentality, subculture conflict, and isolationist perspectives. To foster a collaborative climate in teaching, we propose three primary conditions to sustain professional growth, sense of community and disrupt silo patterns through the acts of giving and sharing in a communal and reciprocal format that delays burnout and maintains personal and professional integrity.

Item ID: 18975
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
Keywords: partnership, autonomy, individualism, collaboration
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Funders: Teaching and Learning Grant
Projects and Grants: Supporting first year students' transition to university: An Online Induction Program in Core Academic Skills
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 03:38
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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