Significant networks and meaningful conversations observed in the first- round applicants for the Teachers’ Academy at a research-intensive university

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Abstract

The University of Helsinki (UH) established a Teachers’ Academy (TA) to reward excellence in teaching. This study focuses on teachers’ significant networks and their meaningful conversations about teaching and learning before the establishment of the TA. The research data consisted of answers to open-ended questions, and were examined using Social Network Analysis (SNA). The teachers’ network consisted of significant relations with (1) colleagues and other teachers, (2) peers in pedagogical courses and pedagogical experts, (3) students, and (4) family members and friends. The conversations with different parties varied in nature, content and the level of confidentiality.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal for Academic Development
Volume20
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)150-162
Number of pages13
ISSN1360-144X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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