Uncovering the Diversity of Teachers’ Understanding of their Role: The Importance of Individual Values

By Simon Lygo-Baker, Emma Medland and David Hay.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper describes an approach to make visible teachers’ personal conceptions of teaching. The teachers in question are academic developers and the investigation documents how to expose individual values to demonstrate that conceptions of learning and meaning are personal. The paper draws on philosophical arguments and shows through the presentation of data how teachers’ verbal and illustrative conceptions of teaching vary because the targets of teaching in academic development are understood differently by those who engage with the teaching of it. The paper demonstrates how the recording of different personalised models of teaching can be undertaken through the expression of individual values in explicit verbal statements.

Keywords: Values, Higher Education, Teaching, Academic Development

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp.245-254. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 723.231KB).

Simon Lygo-Baker

Lecturer in Higher Education, King's Institute of Learning and Teaching, King’s College London, London, UK

Dr. Emma Medland

King's Institute of Learning and Teaching, King’s College London, UK

David Hay

King's Institute of Learning and Teaching, King’s College London, UK


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