Teacher talk: Flexible delivery and academics’ praxis in an Australian university

Hardy, Ian Joseph (2010) Teacher talk: Flexible delivery and academics’ praxis in an Australian university. International Journal for Academic Development, 15 2: 131-142. doi:10.1080/13601441003738277

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Author Hardy, Ian Joseph
Title Teacher talk: Flexible delivery and academics’ praxis in an Australian university
Journal name International Journal for Academic Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-144X
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13601441003738277
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 15
Issue 2
Start page 131
End page 142
Total pages 12
Editor Barbara Grant
Mick Healey
K. Lynn Taylor
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract This article reveals how a university-wide decision to implement flexible delivery at an Australian regional university stimulated academics' praxis in the form of committed, collaborative inquiry into teaching practice and students' learning. This inquiry took the form of deliberately developed conversations amongst academics about their teaching practices. The article reports the discussions of a group of seven education academics who met regularly over a 6-month period to better understand, with a view to improving, their teaching practices in the context of the introduction of a new e-technology platform at their university. Analysis of detailed transcripts of semi-structured meetings of the group suggests considerable evidence of praxis amongst members. This was evident in the way participants interacted with one another in their efforts to interrogate what flexible learning meant, their response to the change process instigated by the move to flexible delivery, and their critique of the usefulness of information and communication technologies for teaching practice and student learning. The findings validate collaborative inquiry approaches as a form of praxis in university settings. © 2010 Taylor & Francis
Keyword Flexible delivery
Flexible learning
Collaborative inquiry
Tertiary teaching practices
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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