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Developing new lecturers : the case of a discipline-based workshop.

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  • Gordon Clark
  • Jenny Blumhof
  • Phil Gravestock
  • Mick Healey
  • Alan Jenkins
  • Andrew Honeybone
  • Terry Wareham
  • Helen King
  • Brian Chalkley
  • Neil Thomas
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>07/2002
<mark>Journal</mark>Active Learning in Higher Education
Issue number2
Number of pages17
Pages (from-to)128-144
<mark>Original language</mark>English


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.

Bibliographic note

The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Active Learning in Higher Education, 3 (2), 2002, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2002 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Active Learning in Higher Education page: http://alh.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/