A Theoretical Model for Pedagogical Innovation: A Tripartite Construction of Pedagogical Innovation Focusing on Reasons for and Means of Innovating

Anne Mai WALDER

Abstract


In the face of turmoil experienced by universities today, a significant change is anticipated, which proves to favour innovation. In order to complete the existing body of knowledge on pedagogical innovation, I explore through qualitative research, the various elements taken into account by teachers while innovating. Drawing on discourse recorded by professors at the University of Montreal, I have extracted the parameters relating to pedagogical innovation, and would therefore like to propose a new theoretical model. Considering reasons for and means of innovation, the construction of pedagogical innovation is dependent on the professor, the students, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, institutional culture, disciplinary culture and the reality of the outside world.

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