The field of educational development: Histories and critical questions

Manathunga, Catherine (2011) The field of educational development: Histories and critical questions. Studies in Continuing Education, 33 3: 347-362. doi:10.1080/0158037X.2011.613375


Author Manathunga, Catherine
Title The field of educational development: Histories and critical questions
Journal name Studies in Continuing Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0158-037X
1470-126X
Publication date 2011
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0158037X.2011.613375
Open Access Status
Volume 33
Issue 3
Start page 347
End page 362
Total pages 16
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 3304 Education
Abstract The field of educational development has a 40-year history of providing continuing education or professional development for academic staff, particularly focusing on improving teaching and learning. However, little has yet been written on the historical origins and development of this field, apart from content analyses of some key journals and books conducted recently. This article asks critical questions about the emergence and evolution of educational development, focusing particularly on Australia. It traces the genealogies of some of its dominant positionings and demonstrates, through historical textual analysis, how some topics, themes and methods have retained their dominance over this 40-year period, while others continue to remain marginal. Finally, it argues for further historical research, particularly employing genealogical historical methodologies, as a means of enabling the field to recover from historical amnesia, develop more critical means of interrogating its underlying epistemologies and creating the possibility for broader, contested futures.
Keyword Educational development
Histories
University teaching and learning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation Publications
 
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