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Action Research for Academic Staff Development
Jeketule Jacob Soko, Management Consultant, Kenya, Member
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
 

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