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Networking as/for  knowledge transformation and innovation: from research-based practice to the scholarship of teaching and learning
Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Department of Interactive Media and Learning. (ICT, Media and Learning)
2005 (English)In: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) 2005 Conference, ISSOTL , 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper outlines an approach to research-based practice that has evolved in the context of developing an international online MSc programme, arising from institutional collaboration through the Thematic Network for Teacher Education in Europe (TNTEE). A strong emphasis has been placed on critical action research, team teaching and reflective practice which is conceptualised within an integrative model of design research that integrates the processes of research, evaluation and dissemination.  Also integral to this has been a process of networking that is seen both as and for knowledge transformation and innovation. Central to this process has been a problem solving approach that has been focused on the whole ‘instructional’ process with particular attention to the instructional or curriculum design process. This approach also underpins the research, dissemination and evaluation framework of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)  Project ‘Active Learning – Active Citizenship’, supported under the Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning (FDTL5) and the project supported by my National Teaching Fellowship. The latter supports the development of an open and flexible networked learning community at doctoral level in teaching and teacher education with additional support from the European Commission under the Erasmus Action (Higher Education) of the Socrates Programme.  Furthermore it informs the development of the recently established HEFCE funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning on ‘Promoting Learner Autonomy’. Our aim is to meet this challenge through the development of a widely shared scholarship of teaching and learning across a large and complex organisation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages ISSOTL , 2005.
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Networking, knowledge transformation, innovation, research-based practice, scholarship, teaching and learning
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Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-18842OAI: diva2:174893
Available from: 2009-02-25 Created: 2009-02-25 Last updated: 2011-09-16Bibliographically approved

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