IJAD Article of the Year 2017
2017 IJAD Article of the Year Winner
Torgny Roxå and Katarina Mårtensson, ‘Agency and structure in academic development practices: Are we liberating academic teachers or are we part of a machinery suppressing them?’
Torgny Roxå and Katarina Mårtensson are the winners of the IJAD 2017 Article of the Year Award for their article titled ‘Agency and structure in academic development practices: are we liberating academic teachers or are we part of a machinery suppressing them?’
The judges described this paper as a powerful and provocative challenge to the academic development community. The paper questions crucial assumptions about academic development and elicits new thinking about orthodoxies around our work with academics, including our sometimes unquestioning and uncritical acceptance of standard approaches such as constructive alignment. The paper is a strong and scholarly example of how questions and observations that are hard to hear can make us think deeper and harder about accepted practices. As the judges note, a call for critical self-awareness in our practice, leadership, and scholarship is always timely, and we thank Torgny and Katarina for their inspiration.
2017 IJAD Article of the Year Runners-Up
Cormac McGrath, Terese Stenfors-Hayes, Torgny Roxå, & Klara Bolander-Laksov: ‘Exploring dimensions of change: the case of MOOC conceptions’
Emily Gravett, ‘Tracing a developer’s development: a self-study in teaching’