Creating sustainable change to improve outcomes for tertiary learners
This publication assists project teams to plan and implement tertiary teaching and learning projects.
Report prepared for Ako Aotearoa by Anne Alkema – Heathrose Research
Date completed: 2012
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- Project teams and leaders
- Educational researchers
- Senior managers
- Change agents and influencers
About the publication
This short publication is designed to help prospective project teams interested in improving teaching and learning scope out what this means in terms of project planning and implementation.
Our experience to date tells us that achieving sustainable change through projects requires careful planning and ongoing effort. The life of a project often extends beyond the funded timeframe of ‘doing the work’ and includes both socialising of ideas within organisations, as well as ongoing promotion and implementation of the work once completed. Successful project teams clearly communicate the relevance of the work to gain buy-in, and link well with existing networks to gather momentum and excitement for the work as it develops.
Critically, the successful impact of a project depends on a clear demonstration of learner benefit. There are, of course, no one-size fits all approaches here. This guide is designed to assist in formulating questions and approaches in the particular context of the project. We trust it will be useful for those charged with leading organisational development in terms of teaching and learning. The publication is also designed to assist individuals and teams developing grant applications for project funding.
This publication is related to A tertiary practitioner's guide to collecting evidence of learner benefit, which was also prepared by Anne Alkema to provide an introduction to the process of collecting evidence of learner benefit.
Both publications offer support to anyone applying for funding from Ako Aotearoa.
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