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Learning to Lead Change: SaMnet's action-learning projects


Rifkin, W and Sharma, M and Crampton, A and Yates, B and Matthews, K and Beames, S and Varsavsky, C and Johnson, E and Jones, S and Zadnik, M and Pyke, S, Learning to Lead Change: SaMnet's action-learning projects, Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, 72 pp. 9-15. ISSN 1445-9698 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Eight project teams at universities across Australia are attempting to change how chemistry is taught as part of a larger effort to improve the teaching of science and mathematics, generally. The teams are involved in what are called action-learning projects, "acting" to change the teaching in their school or faculty while "learning" to lead change. We outline here why this initiative is being pursued, describe the projects in chemistry, and explain the nature of support provided by the Science and Mathematics Network of Australian University Educators (SaMnet). We then enumerate the key principles involved in this effort to transform a range of individual initiatives to improve teaching into a sector-wide movement for change.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:university science education, leadership, innovation,
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Yates, B (Professor Brian Yates)
UTAS Author:Jones, S (Professor Susan Jones)
ID Code:82991
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2013-02-26
Last Modified:2013-07-22
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