Peer partnership to enhance scholarship of teaching : a case study

Barnard, Alan, Croft, Waveney M., Irons, Rosemary R., Cuffe, Natalie, Bandara, Wasana, & Rowntree, Pamela (2011) Peer partnership to enhance scholarship of teaching : a case study. Journal of the Higher Education Research and Development, 30(4), pp. 435-448.

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This paper reports on the outcomes of a peer partnership program trialled at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. The program was designed based on a community of practice methodology to bring together academic staff for the purpose of advancing teaching practice. The program encouraged professional and supportive environments for the purpose of critical reflection and personal development. The belief was that quality teaching is core business and vital to university organisational goals. Peer partnership programs support improvement in teaching and learning. Participants in the program reported the program enhanced their commitment and insight into teaching and that there is willingness to be involved if supported by colleagues and an organisation. Feedback from participants in the program was positive and outcomes arising from the QUT Peer Partnership Project were the development of an online peer partner tool-kit, staff development training, an instructional DVD and integration of the project goals within QUT staff development programs.

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ID Code: 46107
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: community of practice, higher education, mentor, peer partnership, peer support, teaching, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2010.518953
ISSN: 0729-4360
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 HERDSA
Copyright Statement: This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the [Journal of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia] © [2011] [copyright Taylor & Francis]; [Journal of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia] is available online at:
Deposited On: 23 Sep 2011 00:04
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 00:41

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