chapter  17
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(reactive) Teaching and Learning Regimes from Within: Significant Networks as a Locus for the Social Construction of Teaching and Learning


In Chapter 15, Paul Trowler discusses how traditions about university teaching are formed into local cultures. He describes aspects of these cultures – Teaching and Learning Regimes (TLRs) – and notes some of their implications. By portraying aspects of teaching and learning traditions he offers the opportunity for reflecting on, discussing and deconstructing them. In this chapter we will draw on Trowler’s model as well as some of our own research and thereby try to tease out some principles that could inspire individual faculty in their efforts to reform teaching in their discipline or department.