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Academic developer identity: How we know who we are
International Journal for Academic Development
  • Shelley Kinash, Bond University
  • Kayleen Wood, Bond University
Date of this Version
12-12-2011
Document Type
Journal Article
Publication Details

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Kinash, S., & Wood, K. (2011). Academic developer identity: How we know who we are. International Journal for Academic Development, 18(2), 178-189

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2011 HSS HERDC submission. FoR code: 130300

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Abstract

This paper explores academic developer identity by applying self-concept theory and appreciative inquiry to the personal journeys of two academic developers. Self-attribution, social comparison and reflected appraisals are presented and applied to explain how academic developers form their identities. Sociological principles are incorporated to describe the recursive informing of academic development and developer identities. The presentation of implications positions academic developers as higher education leaders.

Citation Information
Shelley Kinash and Kayleen Wood. "Academic developer identity: How we know who we are" International Journal for Academic Development Vol. 18 Iss. 2 (2011) p. 178 - 189 ISSN: 1360-144X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shelley_kinash/69/