Fostering institutional change through learning leadership - a study of stories of adaptation in blended and flexible learning and distance education

Merilyn Childs*, Mike Keppell, Mark Brown, Carole Hunter, Natasha Hard, Helen Hughes

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Abstract

This paper discusses the significance of a research project between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Massey University (MU) which aims to build knowledge and understanding of the impact of distributive leadership approaches to transforming teaching and learning in relation to distance education. Authentic, situated approaches to change offer a powerful conduit for building "street level leadership ", the sharing of knowledge, skills and information within and between schools and as a basis for whole-of-institution cultural change driven through practice. This research provides an opportunity for evaluation of authentic, situated approaches as a mechanism for institutional renewal of learning and teaching practices in relation to distance education (DE). Such a reorientation of practice affords CSU and MU a chance to increase the equity of student experience and engagement in learning through blended and flexible delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationascilite 2011
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Demands, Changing DIrections
EditorsG. Williams, P. Statham, N. Brown, B. Cleland
Place of PublicationHobart, Tas
PublisherUniversity of Tasmania
Pages220-226
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781862956445
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Changing demands, changing directions", ASCILITE 2011 - Hobart, TAS, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20117 Dec 2011

Other

OtherAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Changing demands, changing directions", ASCILITE 2011
CountryAustralia
CityHobart, TAS
Period4/12/117/12/11

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