Dear NAMHE colleagues,
Just before the summer break I posted a message to the list about some research I was undertaking for a chapter in a forthcoming book on academic identity. I was particularly interested in how our disciplines have changed and developed in the last ten years or so, and what impact those changes have had on identities and practices as teachers/researchers/practitioners.
There were four questions I was interested in receiving answers to. I received some responses to my original posting (my thanks to those who did) but would welcome more - particularly from music colleagues. The questions are as follows, and you can answer either via email to me at [log in to unmask] or via an online questionnaire which is available at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8M6LL5X
1. What do you consider to be the major changes/shifts in your discipline/subject area in the last 10 years or so?
2. What impact have those changes/shifts had on learning and teaching discourses and practices?
3. What impact have those changes/shifts had on your own identity and practices in regard to learning and teaching?
4. What is, or might be distinctive (and perhaps why?) about the practices of teaching and teachers in HE dance or drama or music, and the extent to which that distinctiveness has been sustained and/or threatened over the past ten years or so?
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Dr. Paul Kleiman
The Higher Education Academy
Subject Centre for Dance, Drama and Music
Lancaster LA1 4YW
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