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Changing practice in HE: National policies, enhancement cultures and personal impetus

Saunders, Murray 2009, Changing practice in HE: National policies, enhancement cultures and personal impetus , in: Education in a Changing Environment Conference : Critical Voices, Critical Times, 15-16 September 2009, University of Salford. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Drawing on recent evaluative research on the change process in Higher Education, the presentation will examine the way in which change processes unfold sector wide and within institutions. The idea of levels can be understood as an implementation staircase. Deliberate attempts to influence practice have at their core, an informal ‘theory of change’ in which the strategies embody an idea of how change might be brought about. At sector wide level, case examples of attempts by government to influence teaching and learning practices will be analysed along with their underlying theories of change. At the level of institutions and individuals, recent research has suggested that change processes are shaped by personal theories of change and the change or enhancement identities assumed by those engaged in a change process. Drawing on the way in which the environment ‘conditions’ change processes, I will argue that there are types of cultural environments and the practices they embody which are more able to support ‘deep change’ cultures sponsored or engineered by those engaged in teaching itself.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: Video
Uncontrolled Keywords: Change processes
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Refereed: No
Depositing User: AD Walker
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2009 08:48
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:00
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2345

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