A stimulus paper on Developing and Sustaining Shared Leadership in Higher Education was recently launched at RMIT's Swanston Academic Building.
Di Weddell, Manager, Office for Learning and Teaching (Australia), launched the stimulus paper at the 12th Annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL).
“The stimulus paper demonstrates the ongoing impact of Australian research into distributed leadership for learning and teaching funded by the OLT, and its predecessor, the Australian Learning and Teaching Council,” Weddell said.
The Stimulus Paper wascommissioned by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education in conjunction with the L.H. Martin Institute.
Jones, Director Centre for Business Education Research, RMIT said this paper is unique in boththe collaboration between scholars in Australia and UK, and its combination of conceptual underpinning and practice examples.
“This paper is a real demonstration of shared leadership in action in research, across countries, disciplines, functions, organisations and supervisor/student relationship.
“This paper shows the importance and sustained impact of research in learning and teaching and how such research can lead to engagement both within an institution and beyond, nationally and internationally”
The Stimulus paper is the result of research in both Australia and the UK, with its preparation involving a collaboration between Professor Richard Bolden (Director, Bristol Leadership Centre located at the University of West of England), Professor Sandra Jones (Director Centre for Business Education Research, RMIT), Dr Heather Davis (L.H. Martin Institute) and Dr Paul Gentle, (Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, UK).
Story: Rita Truong