Little receives 'Article of the Year' award from International Journal of Academic Development
The article co-authored by Deandra Little, director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and associate professor of English, has been selected by a panel of international judges as the top article of 2015.
An article co-authored by Deandra Little, director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and associate professor of English, has been selected by a panel of international judges, as the "International Journal of Academic Development" 2016 Article of the Year.
Little and David Green from Seattle University were given the award for their article, “Family portrait: a profile of educational developers around the world” that was published by the International Journal of Academic Development in July 2015.
About the article:
During the last 50 years, the field of educational development has matured as a field of practice and scholarship and is becoming increasingly internationalised. Each university has its own history, culture, and values that shape the meaning and scope of educational development in that institution, and this diversity is compounded across national and international contexts. This paper reports much needed, large-scale research that helps us understand that diversity, and learn from it.
The judges agreed that Green and Little have "produced a very important piece of empirical research that lays the way open for others to 'zoom in and examine close up questions of epistemologies, disciplinary differences, identity, credibility and values.' By providing a mapping and a description of who educational developers are, where they come from, and on what resources and knowledge-bases they draw, the paper is therefore a seminal piece of work that provides the groundwork for a great deal more. It is a highly readable paper, providing valuable insights and piquing our interest for the more in-depth analysis that is to come."