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Promoting innovation in university teaching against the tide of centralised control and institutional risk avoidance

Lynch, Julianne 2003, Promoting innovation in university teaching against the tide of centralised control and institutional risk avoidance, in Educational research, risks and dilemmas: NZARE AARE conference proceedings 2003, [Australian Association for Research in Education], [Coldstream, Vic.], pp. 1-13.

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Title Promoting innovation in university teaching against the tide of centralised control and institutional risk avoidance
Author(s) Lynch, JulianneORCID iD for Lynch, Julianne orcid.org/0000-0003-3180-8224
Conference name New Zealand Association for Research in Education. Conference (2003 : Auckland, New Zealand)
Conference location Auckland, N.Z.
Conference dates 29 Nov-3 Dec. 2003
Title of proceedings Educational research, risks and dilemmas: NZARE AARE conference proceedings 2003
Editor(s) van Til, E.
Publication date 2003
Conference series New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference
Start page 1
End page 13
Publisher [Australian Association for Research in Education]
Place of publication [Coldstream, Vic.]
Summary Over the last m'o decades, university systems world-wide have been subject to government initiated, top-down restructures in the name of greater effectiveness, accountability and quality. Within this timefrome, government interest in university teaching has increased, and innovation and responsiveness in teaching have been increasingly prioritised by both government and university policies. AcademiC interest in the teaching has also increased. and much research and discussion has focused on defining teaching as a source of scholarship and expounding its role in the promotion of innovation, and in the recognition and rewarding of teaching work. In this paper, I draw on a study of academics' views, which I have reported at previous AARE conferences and elsewhere, to raise questions about recent and ongoing developments in the work environment of university educators.l raise the possibility that systems and processes whose express purpose is to facilitate and support university educators' efforts to improve teaching are, in fact. inhibiting innovative practice by institutionalising an aversion to risk that is anathema to innovation.
Notes New Zealand Association for Research in Education / Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
ISSN 1176-4902
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2003, AARE
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005101

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