Action Research for Academic Staff Development

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Jeketule Jacob Soko
Management Consultant, Kenya
The strength of good education in any educational institution depends on the quality of the academic staff in that there is no satisfactory substitute for competent staff that possesses sound educational philosophy and dynamic leadership (Nakpodia, 2011; Anderson & Van-Dyke, 2000). However, in spite of this, most universities employ lecturers without pedagogical skills (straight from Masters Degree to the lecture hall). Only a few go through formal teaching methodology. Teaching is viewed as an activity that anyone can do. But pedagogical competence is an important component of quality of higher education (Pleschova, Simon, Quinlan, Murphy, Roxa, & Szabó, 2012). Thus, I propose action research to fill the gap of lack of competencies by academic staff without prior experience in teaching. Action research is embedded with CRASP: C - Critical attitude R - Research into teaching A - Accountability S - Self-evaluation, leading to P - Professionalism Therefore it should lead to (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Marlis Krichewsky
HR Consultant, France
 

Action Research for Faculty

We have been doing AR since 2007 for the developme (...)

  Jeketule Jacob Soko
Management Consultant, Kenya
 

Commitment and Quality Time Needed for Action Research in Academic Faculties

Marlis, thank you very much for your comment. In m (...)

  Marlis Krichewsky
HR Consultant, France
 

Part Time Teachers not Participating in Action Research

Very true! In our schools more than 40% of the cou (...)

  Eyal Policar
Entrepreneur, Israel
 

Learning by Doing and Doing by Learning

I believe that action research must be a joint ven (...)

  Annette Boshoff
Manager, South Africa
 

Part-time Academic Staff and Action Research

@Marlis Krichewsky: I experienced the same with th (...)

 

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