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Integrating a sustainable academic career around scholarly learning and teaching activities

Kift, Sally M. (2011) Integrating a sustainable academic career around scholarly learning and teaching activities. In Hay, Iain (Ed.) Inspiring Academics : Learning with the World's Great University Teachers. Open University Press (McGraw-Hill), Berkshire, England, pp. 172-190.

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Abstract

To be scholarly in learning and teaching is rigorous academic work. It demands: currency and command of both discipline subject matter and educational theory; inquiring, methodical, and reflective approaches; the collection, evaluation and documentation of evidence of learning and teaching efficacy; and, optimally, entails participation in and communication among a community of teaching professionals.

This chapter examines the author’s own practice in this regard to explicate the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of scholarly and scholarship approaches, as much as the ‘what’ and ‘where’ of that endeavour. In doing so, this meta‐analysis is made ‘community property’, in the same way that Shulman (1993: 6) exhorted we ‘change the status of teaching from private to community property’ so that teaching might be more greatly valued in the academy.

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ID Code: 41086
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: scholarship of learning and teaching , legal education, scholarship of teaching , sustainable academic career, learning leader, HERN
ISBN: 9780335237425
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified (130299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900) > Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified (189999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Open University Press (McGraw-Hill) & The Editor & Contributors
Deposited On: 04 Apr 2011 08:26
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2011 22:54

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