Toward a sustainable culture of peer partnership

Barnard, Alan, Nash, Robyn E., Rochester, Suzanne, Waters, Cheryl, Bolt, Susan, McEvoy, Kathleen, Thorogood, Karen, & Shannon, Susan (2012) Toward a sustainable culture of peer partnership. In HERDSA 2012 (Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc.), 2-5 July 2012, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, TAS. (Unpublished)


This project is a two phase design working in partnership with five universities to develop, implement and systematically embed a distributive leadership model that aims to embed peer partnership (review, development) within the culture of teaching and learning excellence.

This presentation will posit a ‘prototype’ peer review leadership model based on ongoing research that brings together both the fundamentals of peer review with the broader importance of context and persons. It will be argued that essential to teaching development is a need to address not only the implementation of peer partnership programs but also strategies to influence and change both the contexts of teaching and the advantages for colleagues. Peer review as a strategy to develop excellence in teaching needs to be considered from a holistic perspective encompassing all elements of the teaching environment. The emphasis is on working to foster the type of conditions needed for leadership and change to begin and be sustained. The work has implications for policy, research, leadership development and student outcomes and has potential application world-wide.

Phase 1 has collected focus interview and questionnaire data to inform the research and is being analysed using a thematic qualitative approach and statistical analysis.

Evidence is emerging currently as the project is ongoing.

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ID Code: 69550
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: peer partnership, peer review, peer development, distributive leadership, peer review leadership model, teaching culture, higher education, culture change
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 03 Apr 2014 22:29
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2014 05:17

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