ENroute Yearbook 2015-16
Welcome to ENroute’s First Yearbook
One of the key elements within Strategy 2020 is
the desire and ambition to be academically led and
academically excellent. As part of that commitment
and ambition, the University is accredited to award
fellowship of the Higher Education Academy at
various levels. Through a supported and facilitated
process, staff are provided with the opportunity
to identify their achievements, good practice, and
innovative approaches to learning and teaching that
they have developed as practitioners.
This yearbook provides an opportunity to
disseminate across our community some of the
Professor Brian Webster-Henderson,
exciting, innovative, and excellent practice that
University Dean of Learning and Teaching
is currently ongoing here at Edinburgh Napier
University. It is my ambition that in sharing this practice you will be stimulated to
enquire further about these approaches that are perhaps new to you, that you
will look at the literature in relation to enquiring more about the evidence base
that underpins this practice, and that you will be encouraged to make contact with
members of the academic community to hear their experiences first-hand.
As academics, we are aware that the concept of dissemination is particularly
important in relation to research and development activities. Yet to bring about
effective change, a much more strategic approach is required. Gannaway et al (2013)
identify three key elements:
the awareness of the climate of readiness for change;
engaging the target audience; and
transferring the commitment to change to the target audience.
As a community of scholars, our desire to see transformational change as a
University has been expressed and I hope that the information presented to you
in this year book will motivate and engage you, encourage and stimulate your own
readiness for change through a process of reflection, and enable you to transfer new
ideas to your own teaching practice.
Professor Brian Webster-Henderson
University Dean of Learning & Teaching
Gannaway, D., Hinton, T., Berry, B. & Moore, K. (2013) “Cultivating change: disseminating innovation in higher
education teaching & learning”. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 50 (4), pp 410–21.