Do birds of a feather flock together? Lessons from an interdisciplinary and interinstitutional community-development approach to faculty development

Diana Soares*, Amanda Franco, Magda Rocha, Paulo Dias

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Abstract

Faculty development is essential to promote pedagogical innovation and the transformation of teaching practices. The faculty development model presented in this study was guided by three research questions about how scholars engage in institutionally held training opportunities for professional development; how scholars engage with and collaborate within learning communities/communities of practice; and the implications and perceived impacts of such dynamics for the conceptualization of faculty development approaches aimed at community development. The results highlight community development as an interdisciplinary opportunity to reflect, learn, diversify, rethink, envision, and be intentional about pedagogy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-218
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal for Academic Development
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Keywords

  • Community development
  • Faculty development
  • Higher education
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Learning community/community of practice
  • Pedagogical innovation

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