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Transforming Bologna Regulations to a National and Institutional Context: The Role of Academic Developers. A case study based on the introduction of the European Qualification Framework in Norwegian Higher Education.

Handal, Gunnar; Lycke, Kirsten; Mårtensson, Katarina LU ; Skodvin, Arne; Solbrekke, Tone and Roxå, Torgny LU (2012) In International Journal for Academic Development
Abstract
Academic developers (ADs) often participate in the implementation of programs or reforms within higher education. Sometimes they agree with these and sometimes they disagree. This paper discusses possible agentic positions during an authentic policy implementation, i.e. the National Qualification Framework within a Norwegian university.



Through reflexive interpretation, and by applying concepts from ’discursive institutionalism’ the process of implementation from the national level to the University departments, is described and analyzed. The actions and arguments of the ADs involved in the process are presented and their educational rationale is described. The ADs’ agency is discussed through educational and political... (More)
Academic developers (ADs) often participate in the implementation of programs or reforms within higher education. Sometimes they agree with these and sometimes they disagree. This paper discusses possible agentic positions during an authentic policy implementation, i.e. the National Qualification Framework within a Norwegian university.



Through reflexive interpretation, and by applying concepts from ’discursive institutionalism’ the process of implementation from the national level to the University departments, is described and analyzed. The actions and arguments of the ADs involved in the process are presented and their educational rationale is described. The ADs’ agency is discussed through educational and political science concepts and in light of power and of a tension between two competing world views: professional accountability and professional responsibility. Finally, we reflect upon the advantages with a collaborative and international investigation of AD’s professional s practices. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Academic developers (ADs) often participate in the implementation of programs or reforms within higher education. Sometimes they agree with these and sometimes they disagree. This paper discusses possible agentic positions during an authentic policy implementation, i.e. the National Qualification Framework within a Norwegian university.<br/><br>
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Through reflexive interpretation, and by applying concepts from ’discursive institutionalism’ the process of implementation from the national level to the University departments, is described and analyzed. The actions and arguments of the ADs involved in the process are presented and their educational rationale is described. The ADs’ agency is discussed through educational and political science concepts and in light of power and of a tension between two competing world views: professional accountability and professional responsibility. Finally, we reflect upon the advantages with a collaborative and international investigation of AD’s professional s practices.},
  author       = {Handal, Gunnar and Lycke, Kirsten and Mårtensson, Katarina and Skodvin, Arne and Solbrekke, Tone and Roxå, Torgny},
  issn         = {1470-1324},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal for Academic Development},
  title        = {Transforming Bologna Regulations to a National and Institutional Context: The Role of Academic Developers. A case study based on the introduction of the European Qualification Framework in Norwegian Higher Education.},
  year         = {2012},
}