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Developing effective part-time teachers: a sector perspective

Beaton, Fran (2015) Developing effective part-time teachers: a sector perspective. In: Go Between, In Between: borders of belonging, 18 - 21 January 2016, Barcelona, Spain. (Unpublished) (KAR id:57993)

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Abstract

Globally universities rely on sessional staff to teach. The outcome of this reliance is that the majority of teaching is now undertaken by sessional staff and we empirically predict that this will be an enduring feature of the tertiary education workforce. “It seems wrong” (Gibbs, 2012) that students undertaking studies for a degree rarely know that much of their teaching and marking will be undertaken by unqualified graduates or casual teachers.

The panel unpacks the global issues relating to the phenomenon of sessional staff as the predominant providers of teaching in higher education. We also explore multi-level strategies (ranging from national, holistic institutional, faculty, departmental and individual) for managing the inevitable challenges presented. Following each panel presentation, an individual sessional staff member will respond, offering a representative perspective and the voice of sessional staff. It is aimed that the ensuing discussion will work towards collaboratively developing a new vision for enhancing future practice. Each panel member is recognised as a leader in this emerging field.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled keywords: Part-time teachers; professional development; institutional strategy
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Fran Beaton
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 13:06 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57993 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beaton, Fran: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4111-3020
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