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This conference paper was originally published as Bennett, SJ, Agostinho, S, Lockyer, L, Kosta, LK, Jones, J & Harper, BM, Understanding university teachers' approaches to design, in Luca, J & Weippl, E (eds), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Chesapeake, Virginia, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 2008, 3631-3637.


Although there has been significant research into approaches to teaching in higher education, comparatively little is known about university teachers’ approaches to design. This paper presents preliminary findings from a study that is investigating the design processes of Australian university academics across disciplines in the Arts, the Sciences and the Professions. A summary of the design processes of two Australian university teachers in the Sciences is presented. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief background to the study and discuss the preliminary insights gained from these two individuals

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