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Record identifier : 566360
Personal Name - Primary Intelectual Responsibility : Van Melle, Elaine P
Title and statement of responsibility : Exploring the diffusion of innovation in teaching practices in higher education: The case of information and communication technology [Thesis]
Publication, Distribution,Etc. : Queen's University at Kingston (Canada, 2005
Language of the Item : eng
Dissertation of thesis details and type of degree : Ph.D.
Body granting the degree : , Queen's University at Kingston (Canada
Summary or Abstract : Universities around the world are under increasing pressure to change (Clark, 2004). Implementation of new initiatives, however, is difficult and does not always lead to the desired level of innovative practice (Fullan, 2003). A contributing factor is the tendency to portray innovation diffusion as a predictable, linear process; a process where change is achieved through the application of predetermined strategies. The realization that those charged with adopting the innovation are not passive players waiting to respond to externally imposed policies has led to dissatisfaction with current models (Coburn, 2001; Spillane, 1999). Rather, successful adoption depends upon the extent to which implementing agents are able to make sense of the change, particularly in light of their current practices. The important role of sensemaking lends support to the call for new explanatory frameworks for change and innovation diffusion in higher education (Clark). The purpose of this study was to create and apply such a framework..
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