What makes an excellent lecturer? Academics’ perspectives on the discourse of ‘teaching excellence’ in higher education

Wood, Margaret and Su, Feng (2017) What makes an excellent lecturer? Academics’ perspectives on the discourse of ‘teaching excellence’ in higher education. Teaching in Higher Education, 22 (4). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1356-2517

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Abstract

In the context of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), we examine academics’ perspectives on the discourse of ‘teaching excellence’ based on an empirical study with 16 participants from five post-1992 universities. The article reports the findings on academics’ views of the term and concept of ‘teaching excellence’, examples of what ‘teaching excellence’ may look like in practice, whether a distinction between ‘good’, ‘good enough’ and ‘excellent teaching’ can be made, and the measurability of ‘teaching excellence’. The research findings suggest we need a more nuanced inclusive interpretation of 'teaching excellence' which recognises the conjoined nature of teaching and research in higher education, and also rebalances a focus on outcome-related measures with understandings of purposes and development of the processes of learning.

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Additional Information and Comments: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Teaching in Higher Education [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13562517.2017.1301911?journalCode=cthe20."
Keywords: teaching excellence, research, higher education, teaching excellence framework
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
Depositing User: FRANK SU
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 09:04
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 15:52
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1879

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