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Working knowledge of academic practice : implications for professional development

Hallett, Rhonda (2012) Working knowledge of academic practice : implications for professional development. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


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This study sought to investigate the working knowledge of academics in a ‘new’ university in Australia. Working knowledge, or knowledge ‘put to use’ in day-to-day work, describes what academics actually do. What knowledge academics use day to day is vital for those concerned in the development of academic staff. Academic development has of late focused on supporting academics to respond to the changing demands of new forms of work, and has been accused of lacking an epistemological base or a clearly articulated position. The findings of this study make suggestions concerning a philosophical and practical way forward for the development of academic staff.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
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Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

Uncontrolled Keywords: tertiary education, higher education, university, academics, teaching, Australia
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 06:44
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 17:11
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