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‘Mirror, mirror on the wall’: reflecting on, and refracting through, academic development in a pandemic year

Cunningham, Catriona; Cunningham, Tom


Tom Cunningham


Using a creative and playful fairy-tale storyboard approach this paper explores the impact of the pandemic, the move to online and blended learning, and the role academic development can have in the future of learning and teaching. We refract academic staff experiences of teaching during the pandemic through our own experiences as academic developers during this time. We conclude that a balancing act is required to sustain the influence gained in the pandemic whilst retaining the signature pedagogy of playfulness that underpins our work.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 10, 2022
Online Publication Date Jun 14, 2022
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Jul 4, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jul 4, 2022
Journal International Journal for Academic Development
Print ISSN 1360-144X
Electronic ISSN 1470-1324
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 2
Pages 191-202
Keywords Academic development, creative methodologies, fear, pandemic, storytelling
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