Strategies for effective dissemination of the outcomes of teaching and learning projects

Southwell, Deborah, Gannaway, Deanne, Orrell, Janice, Chalmers, Denise and Abraham, Catherine (2010) Strategies for effective dissemination of the outcomes of teaching and learning projects. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 32 1: 55-67. doi:10.1080/13600800903440550

Author Southwell, Deborah
Gannaway, Deanne
Orrell, Janice
Chalmers, Denise
Abraham, Catherine
Title Strategies for effective dissemination of the outcomes of teaching and learning projects
Journal name Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-080X
Publication date 2010-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13600800903440550
Volume 32
Issue 1
Start page 55
End page 67
Total pages 13
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2011
Subject 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Abstract This paper describes an empirical study that addresses the question of how higher education institutions can disseminate effectively the outcomes of projects that seek to achieve large-scale change in teaching and learning. Traditionally, dissemination of innovation and good practice is strongly advocated within universities, but little consideration is given to developing enabling strategies and processes. Most current models of dissemination focus on sponsored workshops, seminars and courses; upgrading infrastructure; journal articles and scholarly publications; resource websites; some form of ‘teaching excellence’ awards; and showcases of good practice. Although these are useful and do constitute a degree of dissemination, they are not sufficient for leading widespread changes in practice or implementation across an institution or discipline. A central task of this study has been to unravel the hitherto contested and unclear terms to explore the complex relationships between ideas and innovations and their dissemination better. © 2011 Informa plc
Keyword Dissemination
Education reform
teaching and learning projects
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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