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Title
Uncovering changes in university teachers' professional networks during an instructional development program
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Abstract
This study examined (1) the extent to which university teachers networks changed while they participated in an instructional development program, (2) which mechanisms supported or constrained network change, and (3) the extent to which value was created through networks. Longitudinal social network data combined with follow-up interviews were collected over a 2-year time frame from 16 university teachers participating in an instructional development program. Results showed that teachers networks increased and remained relatively stable after the program had finished. Several underlying mechanisms for network change throughout the program were identified (e.g., departmental culture, network intentionality, trust). Moreover, both expressive (e.g., venting) and instrumental value (e.g., getting ideas or feedback) were created through teachers networks. This research contributes to our understanding of the social side of instructional development.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Studies in educational evaluation. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2015
ISSN
0191-491X
Volume/pages
46(2015), p. 11-28
ISI
000356106100003
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 31.03.2015
Last edited 17.11.2017
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