Using appreciative inquiry to develop a research capacity development programme

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Author: Frantz, J. M.; Rhoda, A. J.; De Jongh, J.


With academics struggling to find the balance between research and teaching, there is a need to identify strategies that would assist academics in making the necessary changes to manage their time. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a strength-based change process based on the premise that academics are change agents who possess knowledge and experience that can make a difference. This article proposes an AI methodological framework for an academic development strategy focussing on integrating research into teaching. Currently, few measures exist that focus on assisting academics in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Providers of education and training; Research; Workforce development

Keywords: Academic staff; Teachers; Researchers; Capacity building; Professional development

Geographic subjects: South Africa; Africa

Published: Pretoria, South Africa: Unisa Press, 2013

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Journal volume: 27

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2013

Pages: pp. 48-59

ISSN: 1011-3487

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 113.922

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