Monthly Archives: December 2015

Module 3: Reflective Assignment

Disciplinarity in Higher Education [Note: This reflection results from a critical issue of disciplinarity I discussed with Dr Ian Willis during the Skype tutorial that formed a part of the DDP associated with module 3.] During module 3, I felt … Continue reading

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Module 3: Final Assignment

The mandate for the final assignment was to “analyse the extent to which your organisation’s learning environment constitutes a powerful learning environment and consider how a learning issue that you have identified is affected by this learning environment”. I selected … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Organisational Analysis

The first assignment in this module was the production of a PowerPoint slideshow. I’ll leave any comment about the backwardness of the terminology and the Microsoft-normative nature that is antagonistic to more open methods. I’d love to be able to … Continue reading

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Mod 3 Week 9 Institutional Change

[The organising structure behind this post was suggested by another team member, and much of the actual body text is taken directly from others’ posts or is adapted from those. The report is not in its finished state. The final … Continue reading

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Mod 3 Week 9 Initial Post

Until now I haven’t uploaded any team work posts. Much effort goes into group discussions, but the collaborative nature has led to results that are not only my own in the same way as the discussion week posts. However, I … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 7_4

You ask questions about education being free or not. This is a very complex question, and I think that HE specialists need to consider the deeper economic consequences of the costs of tertiary education. HE can be ‘free’ in the … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 8_8

Please allow me to make a small observation regarding Lily’s point about the lack of recognition amongst students of “well-known” professors in a given HE institution (HEI). Beyond the more direct link between the output metric of more publications in … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 8_7

Thanks for replying to my question. I feel, however, that there are more new questions than answers to be drawn from that. You mention that a major task for UNAB is the creation and implementation of a quality assurance system … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 8_6

You ask a fascinating question about political control of higher education. I’d like to tackle this vast subject, but neither time nor space allow for anything more than a superficial account of a few aspects of it. So I’ll begin … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 8_5

As C mentioned, this Ed.D. focusses on the intersection of theory and praxis. You are currently living out this module in real-time and are, therefore, an ideal person to ask about issues in that intersection. You cite Perellon’s (2007) recommendation … Continue reading

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