The criteria of effective teaching in a changing higher education context

Devlin, Marcia and Samarawickrema, Gayani 2010, The criteria of effective teaching in a changing higher education context, Higher education research and development, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 111-124.

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Title The criteria of effective teaching in a changing higher education context
Author(s) Devlin, Marcia
Samarawickrema, Gayani
Journal name Higher education research and development
Volume number 29
Issue number 2
Start page 111
End page 124
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2010-04
ISSN 0729-4360
1469-8366
Summary The criteria of effective teaching in higher education are understood to comprise particular skills and practices applied within particular contexts. Drawing on the literature and using Australia’s understanding of effective teaching, this paper examines the notion of effective teaching. The paper compares dimensions derived from robust research and psychometric processes with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council’s criteria for effective teaching and observes the criteria of effective teaching in higher education to have evolved. While the paper suggests some areas in which future considerations of the notion of effective teaching might usefully focus, it also argues that context is critical and that it is subject to continuous and multiple changes imposed by forces from within and outside universities. The paper maintains that our collective understanding of competent, professional and effective teaching must continually evolve in order that it accurately reflects and continually responds to the contexts in which learning and teaching is undertaken. The paper also calls for an ongoing agenda that continuously investigates and articulates the meaning of effective teaching in a changed, and changing, context.
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, HERDSA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024995

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