Investigating university teachers' design practices
This presentation reports on qualitative research into how Australian university teachers approach the routine work of designing the subjects they teach. The results reveal how academics conceive their design work, the basis for the decisions they make and the resources they draw on. The purpose of the study was to provide insights into design practices that could serve as an evidence base for strategies and initiatives employed by universities to improve the quality of educational design by teachers.
By better understanding how teachers approach this aspect of their work and what influences their decisions, it may be possible to design supports that teachers can use to improve their practices and, in turn, the resulting designs.
Presented by Associate Professor Sue Bennett, Director, Education IT Centre, Faculty of Education, The University of Wollongong.