Empowering academic staff through a community of practice

Knight, Cecily (2016) Empowering academic staff through a community of practice. In: Proceedings of Global Learn 2016. pp. 289-297. From: Global Learn 2016: Global Conference on Learning and Technology, 28-29 April 2016, Limerick, Ireland.

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Abstract

This paper reports the perceived benefits and limitations of a Community of Practice following a survey of participants. The Community of Practice was established as a means of professional learning for academic staff in a regional university in Queensland, Australia. The university has an institutional vision for a blended approach to learning and teaching. The Community of Practice was established in a series of phases following an implementation plan based on Kotter's 8-Step change leadership model (Kotter & Cohen, 2002).

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Research Significance This research contributes to the field by exploring ways to engage in professional learning in higher education.
Item ID: 45002
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-939797-23-0
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Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 03:58
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions @ 50%
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