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The CATE Collection: Together in Collaborative Educational Leadership


Debbie Tolson

Nicola Watchman Smith

Dawne Irving-Bell


The inaugural CATE Collection is a resource for all involved in higher education, who have a passion for innovation in learning and teaching that is evidence-informed, proven in practice and collaboratively shaped with students. The acronym CATE stands for Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence, an Advance HE award which uniquely celebrates excellence in collaborative approaches to innovation in higher education.

Together with CATE winners, we examine the what, why, how and who of the Collaborative Award for
Teaching Excellence. It is about the things that go right and the disappointments - an emotionally intelligent tale with a ‘can do’ spirit, written for and by collaborative educational innovators. If you are curious about CATE and interested in education and learning excellence, then read on.

To set the scene in this opening chapter, we explain what CATE is and offer a brief history. We then turn our attention to the essentials of CATE thinking and the leadership spirit required to propel innovation in learning and teaching practice.

Book Type Edited Book
Online Publication Date Nov 1, 2021
Publication Date Nov 1, 2021
Deposit Date Oct 30, 2021
Publisher Higher Education Academy
ISBN 978-1-9163593-6-9
Keywords CATE, Collaborative Educational Leadership
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