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Australian social work academics' perceptions of their teaching roles within higher education

Goldingay, Sophie, Lamaro Haintz, Greer, Ryan, Juliana, Hitch, Danielle and Macfarlane, Susie 2016, Australian social work academics' perceptions of their teaching roles within higher education, Higher education research & development, pp. 1-14, doi: 10.1080/07294360.2016.1263933.

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Title Australian social work academics' perceptions of their teaching roles within higher education
Author(s) Goldingay, SophieORCID iD for Goldingay, Sophie
Lamaro Haintz, Greer
Ryan, Juliana
Hitch, DanielleORCID iD for Hitch, Danielle
Macfarlane, SusieORCID iD for Macfarlane, Susie
Journal name Higher education research & development
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016-12-07
ISSN 0729-4360
Keyword(s) academic roles
ideological dilemmas
social work
higher education
professional education
Summary The marketisation of higher education (HE) has created a number oftensions and ideological dilemmas that may influence howacademics see their roles and teaching practices. This paperexplores how academics in the discipline of social work (who werealso in leadership roles) perceive their roles and identities andmanage the tensions and dilemmas that arise for them as teachersin the current HE environment. Unless the tensions and dilemmasare articulated, it is not possible to understand and manage theirimpact on academics. This may lead to the loss of quality learningexperiences for students and lower workplace satisfaction. Thispaper addresses the research question: were there ideologicaldilemmas experienced by social work academics in the currentenvironment and if so, what subject positions did they adopt inresponse to these? A discursive psychology approach was used toanswer this question. Data showed a range of ideologicaldilemmas represented by each of the different subject positionsadopted. The paper concludes with questions for readers toconsider, generating ideas for transferring understanding of theseideological dilemmas into positive action within the workplace.
Notes In Press
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/07294360.2016.1263933
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, HERDSA
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