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Hardre, Patricia L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
Self-determination Theory (SDT) presents critical constructs and processes for understanding and improving human learning and development. Though actively utilized as a theoretical framework for K-12 and adult training research, it has been virtually ignored in TA professional development design and research. Self-determination and the process of…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Self Determination, Professional Development, Learning Processes
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McGowan, Susannah – Journal of Faculty Development, 2012
Using the Threshold Concepts Framework, I explore places where faculty frequently get stuck when attempting to adopt new technologies. They may be held back by preconceptions that technology is superfluous to traditional teaching methods or believe that they must understand the technology perfectly before introducing it into their teaching.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Professional Development, Faculty Development, Information Technology
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Speer, Natasha M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2004
As a result of recent changes to U.S. undergraduate mathematics instruction, graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) may now be asked to teach in ways that they did not themselves experience as students. One such example is the use of collaborative group learning. The preparation TAs receive to teach in these new ways has the potential to shape…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Student Teaching, Professional Development, Graduate Students
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Stanley, Christine A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Surveys the national context of recruiting and hiring faculty developers, examines faculty development center staffing, and discusses the advantages and challenges of hiring a diverse staff. Offers suggestions for the future of educational development associations as multicultural organizations and how educational development professionals can…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Selection, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Faculty)