Lessons learnt from literature on the diffusion of innovative learning and teaching practices in higher education
Smith, Karen (2012) Lessons learnt from literature on the diffusion of innovative learning and teaching practices in higher education. Innovations in Education and Teaching International , 49 (2). pp. 173-182. ISSN 1470-3297 (Print), 1470-3300 (Online) (doi:10.1080/14703297.2012.677599)Full text not available from this repository.
Faced with the challenges of the changes in higher education, educational developers’ roles, and the use of innovation to stimulate change, this study aimed to synthesise literature dealing with the diffusion of innovative learning and teaching practices in higher education to determine what lessons could be learnt. The findings suggest that the following need to be considered if innovations are to influence widespread change: senior management support, recognition of the time needed to change practices, appropriate skill development, contextualised innovation, supportive networks and a solid institutional infrastructure. The paper also considers the difficulties faced when trying to generalise guidance in an area wrought with the complexities of change and calls for further research that problematises the realities of innovation diffusion.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||innovation, learning and teaching, diffusion, higher education, educational development, change|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Education|
|Last Modified:||14 Jun 2012 18:00|
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