HERDSA POSTING re innovative teaching
Tue, 23 Oct 2001 14:24:40 +1000
Andy Busuttil posts the following message. Please reply directly to Andy:
I'm involved in a project at the moment and have been given the task of
identifying teachers in the Business Education area who may be regarded as
'innovative' (the term originally given to us was 'best practice' but we
did away with it!). This leaves me with two challenges (perhaps problems!).
The first is how to define what would be 'innovative' or 'good' practice in
higher ed. and secondly how to find out who does it and what she/he does. I
came across that very useful inventory that was popular a number of years
ago called: '7 Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education' but
unfortunately only have a copy of the 'Institutional Inventory' and would
love to get a copy of the Faculty inventory. I have also looked at the
HERDSA '...Prompts for Good Practice' doc on-line. What I value about the
former of these two documents is that it puts the responsibility for good
practice not only on the shoulders of the individual academic but also on
those of the academic leadership and the leadership of the institution to
both facilitate and encourage innovative teaching practice. My request in a
1. Can anyone give me further input that can help me define 'innovative'
'good' or '!best' practice.
2. Does anyone know of any practitioners especially in Business Education
who could be described as innovative teachers.
Any comments or suggestions, except rude ones, that people may like to send
me would be gratefully accepted.
As my mentor Howard Adams used to take great delight in saying: 'A problem
is a resistance to a fact'.
many thanks in anticipation and I look forward to your responses.
Andy Busuttil B.Sc M.H.Ed (UNSW)
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