Reframing theory of, and for, practice in higher education

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Percy, Alisa, Press, Nona, Andrew, Martin and Pollard, Vikki. (2021). Reframing theory of, and for, practice in higher education. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice. 18(4), pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.53761/1.18.4.1
AuthorsPercy, Alisa, Press, Nona, Andrew, Martin and Pollard, Vikki
Abstract

When the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice — JUTLP as we have come to know it — was established in 2004, it was to fill a perceived gap in publications related to teaching and learning practice in higher education, with practice being the operative word (Carter, 2004). While other higher education journals existed, they were mainly the purview of academic developers and the most prodigious of disciplinary academics researching their teaching. In contrast, JUTLP was to be built as open-access and its readership as ‘practitioners looking for good ideas based soundly on a body of accessible theory and research’ (McInnes, 2004, n.p.). JUTLP was established in the Australian context at a time when promoting excellence in teaching and learning was regarded as an important government agenda to improve the student experience, and not accidentally,
coincided with the creation of the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (later the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, and later again the Office for Learning and Teaching). The Carrick Institute supported national cross-institutional grants and fellowship schemes, and promoted national networks of educational research into practice to support the mission of the then Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to ensure all ‘Australian higher education institutions provide high quality teaching and learning for all students’ (Carrick, 2009). How times have changed.

KeywordsHigher education; learning and teaching; Australia; open access; Carrick Institute for Learning an Teaching in Higher Education; journals
Year01 Jan 2021
JournalJournal of University Teaching and Learning Practice
Journal citation18 (4), pp. 1-4
PublisherUniversity of Wollongong Press
ISSN1449-9789
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.53761/1.18.4.1
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