Policies that enhance learning and teaching

Chance, Shannon M. and Eddy, Pamela L. and Duffy, Gavin and Bowe, Brian and Harvey, Jen (2013) Policies that enhance learning and teaching. [Conference Proceedings]

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Abstract—Educational institutions often implement policies with; the intention of influencing how learning and teaching occur.; Generally, such policies are not as effective as their makers would; like; changing the behavior of third-level teachers proves difficult.; Nevertheless, a policy instituted in 2006 at the Dublin Institute of; Technology has met with success: each newly hired faculty member; must have a post-graduate qualification in “Learning and Teaching”; or successfully complete one within the first two years of; employment. The intention is to build teachers’ knowledge about; student-centered pedagogies and their capacity to implement them.; As a result of this policy (and associated programs that support it),; positive outcomes are readily apparent. Individual teachers who have; completed the programs have implemented significant change at the; course and program levels. This paper introduces the policy,; identifies outcomes in relation to existing theory, describes research; underway, and pinpoints areas where organizational learning has; occurred.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 17:21
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 20:18
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/1983

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