A mission possible: towards a shared dialogic space for professional learning in UK higher education

Wood, Margaret and Su, Feng (2014) A mission possible: towards a shared dialogic space for professional learning in UK higher education. European Journal of Higher Education, 4 (4). pp. 363-372. ISSN 2156-8235 (Print), 2156-8243 (Online)

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Abstract

In this paper, we have developed the concept of dialogic space to elaborate our view of the importance of creating future academic practice together in relationship with others in a higher education context. We see scope and potential for the dialogic space as a forum for ‘interthinking’ to engage the voices of stakeholders in contributing to the development of more democratic understandings about academic practice and reforms in higher education. In the paper, a vignette has been used as a methodological approach to illustrate the possibility of creating such dialogic space. At the end of the paper, wider implications of using dialogic space in professional learning in academic contexts have been discussed.

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Additional Information and Comments: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in the European Journal of Higher Education [copyright Taylor & Francis];European Journal of Higher Education is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21568235.2014.912949
Keywords: professional learning
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
Depositing User: Susan Blagbrough
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2016 01:15
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/567

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