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Introduction: A Catching Fire?

1. Orientations to Educational Development )

*Romantic (Ecological Humanist)
*Professional Competence
*Reflective Practitioner
*Internal Consultant
*Provocateur Discipline-specific

2. Stances on Change

*'And who are you, anyway?' - chane and perceived resistance
*Diffusion Stances*Systemic stances
*Rationality stances
*Motivational stances
*Power stances
*Bricolage stances
*Ambiguity stances
*Contingency stances
*Change and acceptance
*Development and 'progress'
*Change and eclecticism
*Correspondences between orientations to educational development and conceptions of change

3. Strategic Terrain: The Educational Developer and Academic Cultures

* Identifying Organisational Cultures
* Academic Terrain
* Management and organizational structure
* Orientations to educational development and academic cultures
* Tribalism
* Cultural Traffic
* Metaphors for culture


* Educational development and modernism
* Community, diversity and fracture
* Vocation and professional status


About the Author

Professor Ray Land is Professor of Higher Education Development and Director of the Centre for Higher Education Development at Coventry University. He previously taught at the University of Edinburgh. In addition to educational development, his curent research interests include theshold concepts and troublesome knowledge, and theoretical aspects of education in cyberspace.

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