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Journeys of growth towards the professional learning of academics: understanding the role of educational development

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Abstract:

This article foregrounds the iterative journey of a group of educational development (ED) practitioners at a research-led university towards an enhanced understanding of the ED opportunities we offer. Reflecting on the intention of our interventions to facilitate academics’ professional learning, we developed a framework within which the range of growth opportunities we provide might be meaningfully situated. Our objective was to extend our insight into both the journeys that academics follow towards adopting a more scholarly approach to their teaching and our own journeys of growth in ED as well as professionally.

Keywords: educational development; professional learning; scholarly teaching; scholarship of teaching and learning

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2012.673490

Affiliations: Centre for Teaching and Learning, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Publication date: 2013-06-01

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