chapter  4
Education development units and the enhancement of university teaching Denise Chalmers and Mia O’Brien
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The increasingly complex and often discontinuous demands on university teaching place education development units in an interesting position. As Ling points out (Chapter 1, this volume), education development is concerned with both the development of teaching and the development of the environment in which teaching occurs. This dual focus on teaching development and the teaching environment takes place in an organisation, which is itself situated in a complex global environment of higher education. This has led us to engage in a critical re-examination of the place of an education development unit within the university, and the central concerns of education development.