Peer review of teaching practice and resources : exploring new spaces to embrace cultural change

Philip, Robyn & Wozniak, Helen (2009) Peer review of teaching practice and resources : exploring new spaces to embrace cultural change. In Atkinson , R.J. & McBeath, C. (Eds.) Same Places, Dfferent Saces : Proceedings Ascilite Auckland 2009, The University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, and Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite), Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 786-790.

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The implementation of systematic peer review as a professional development activity, and as a support for educational design activities is under-utilised in many Australian higher education institutions. This case study reports on the first stages of planning and implementation of an institution-wide project to enhance teaching and learning quality at a remote and regional university, where one of the major strategies for improvement is peer review. Through a systematic process of staff engagement in peer review, within and from outside the organisation, a substantial change in flexible learning is envisaged. A mix of new and different learning spaces are to be used in the project, including blended learning spaces for academic development. This paper describes the research framework that will guide the peer review process and examines the early findings of the design-based research. Leadership, awareness raising and development of a supportive community of inquiry are seen as key components for successful implementation of peer review. In addition, unique contextual elements add to the complexity of designing for transformative change within such a relatively new organization.

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ID Code: 64660
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: peer review, academic development, flexible delivery, blended learning spaces, HERN
ISBN: 9781877314810
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Robyn Philip and Helen Wozniak.
Copyright Statement: The authors assign to ascilite and educational non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to ascilite to publish this document on the ascilite website and in other formats for Proceedings ascilite Auckland 2009. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Deposited On: 21 Nov 2013 22:47
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 22:43

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