Developing New Lecturers: The Case of a Discipline Based Workshop

K. Clark, J. Blumhof, P. Gravestock, M. Healey, A. Jenkins, A. Honeybone, T. Wareham, H. King, B. Chalkley, N. Thomas

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An educational development issue common to all disciplines and countries is how to combine generic development of staff as teachers with appropriate engagement with the specificities of teaching individual subjects. This article explores the nature of the relationship between the generic and the discipline specific, defines the role of the disciplines in educational development, and describes a residential workshop used by geographers, environmental and earth scientists in the UK to deal with their disciplines’ needs in the context of newly appointed lecturers.The workshop was marked by a high level of interaction and the sharing of ideas among the facilitators and participants. The article describes how the lecturers developed the discipline-specific element, reports on the workshop’s evaluation and suggests ways in which other disciplines and staff in other countries might adapt the ideas here.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-144
JournalActive Learning in Higher Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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