Monthly Archives: September 2016

EDEV_506 Week 9_5

Thanks for filling out more details about how you see the role of emotional intelligence as it influences behaviours in higher educational leadership. Your command of the discipline of psychology is impressive, and I feel that I’ve learnt from your … Continue reading

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EDEV_506 Week 9_4

Thanks for the detailed explanation of the term college in the Canadian HE system. As you note, there are many nuances in meaning, which are in turn, results of differences in how the various organisations are established, their systems and … Continue reading

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EDEV_506 Week 9_3

Doesn’t the 500-word count really limit clarity? So much prior knowledge has to be assumed when composing our parsimonious texts. For example, I don’t know the difference in Canada between a college and a university. This difference (in scale, prestige, … Continue reading

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EDEV_506 Week 9_2

Your scenario resonates with me very much because I found myself in a similar position a few years ago. I was in charge of the TBGU placement test, an instrument that was designed to identify at-risk students upon matriculation to … Continue reading

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EDEV_506 Week 9_1

Your question asking why change is a constant got me thinking. So I tried to synthesise some ideas in this module to answer your question. Broadly, I identified four themes that have some relevance: criticality, externality, inertia and contingency. In … Continue reading

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EDEV_506 Week 9 Initial Post

The final discussion of the module centred on aspects of an organisation that impede or promote change. The IU entrance exam booklet is printed on thin, yellow paper, giving an old-fashioned and highly conservative visual impression. Various layout aspects can … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 9_Team

I agree entirely with your point that the writer needs to have the audience in mind while writing. I believe that I had done so, because my reader–in the singular–is Marco! With that in mind, I expect a certain type … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 7_Report

Note: I would not normally post the work of others. However, I drafted this report almost in its entirety. Team Report Educational leaders come in many kinds, but only those who are able to utilise the available information can become … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 7_4

I’d like very briefly to comment on Lawler and Sillitoe’s (2013) framework as a basis for our report. I don’t think that there’s enough space to critique the various interpretations of double-loop learning, and most definitions include the action of … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 7_3

I have a few questions about your excellent analysis itself. You mention the “governing values” from Tagg, 2007. What exactly are these in your context in reference to the issue of attrition? In low grade Japanese universities (not to imply … Continue reading

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