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Teaching in the current higher education environment: perceptions of IT academics

Tutty, Jodi, Sheard, J. and Avram, C. (2008). Teaching in the current higher education environment: perceptions of IT academics. Computer Science Education,18(3):171-185.

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Title Teaching in the current higher education environment: perceptions of IT academics
Author Tutty, Jodi
Sheard, J.
Avram, C.
Journal Name Computer Science Education
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 3
ISSN 0899-3408   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 171
End Page 185
Total Pages 15
Place of Publication Colchester, Essex, UK
Publisher Routledge
Field of Research 0899 - Other Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This paper builds on previous research into teachers' conceptions of learning and teaching with an investigation of information technology academics. Using a phenomenographic approach to build a model of IT academics experiences and practice of teaching we aimed to identify any specific issues that academics in the IT discipline face and to assess the impact of the changing higher education environment on their teaching experiences. While there were few discipline-specific issues we did find that the current higher education environment appears to be negatively affecting the quality of teaching and learning within the IT discipline and indications are that these environmental factors are affecting academics within other disciplines. We concluded that current institutional policies, including teaching and learning quality measures and lack of resources, are compromising the way subjects are delivered. In some cases academics are discouraged from improving their teaching practice.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08993400802332423   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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