Re-generating the praxis of academic staff development through arts-based learning : beyond paradox

Kerr, Cheryl (2010) Re-generating the praxis of academic staff development through arts-based learning : beyond paradox. [Working Paper] (Unpublished)

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Effective staff development remains a challenge in higher education. This paper examines the non-traditional methodology of arts-based staff development, its potential to foster transformational learning and the practice of professional artistry, through perceptions of program impact. Over a three year period, eighty academics participated in one metropolitan Australian university’s arts-based academic development program. The methodology used one-on-one hermeneutic-based conversations with fifteen self-selected academics and a focus group with twenty other academics from all three years. The paper presents a learning model to engender academic professional artistry. The findings provide developers with support for using a non-traditional strategy of transformational learning.

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ID Code: 35679
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: arts-based learning, , higher education, transformational learning, staff development, reflective practice, professional artistry, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 the author.
Deposited On: 20 Sep 2010 00:37
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2013 03:23

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