Empathy in Technology Faculty Development points from the Tiger
Jacklin Ching-Hsiu Lin, Hsing Wu College, Taiwan ; Iris Yu-Wen Liao, The University of South Dakota, Taiwan ; Joanne Hui-Tzu Wang, Chungtai Institute of Health Science & Technology, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
More opportunities to share in a supportive climate are critical for teachers and faculty expected to be advocates for the advancement of technology in education. Teachers in schools and universities are wise to the usual models of change pressures—the heavy hammer of raw threat, the clever talking expert from out of town, the spy trying to weed out the laggards, and, less frequently, the considerate facilitator of change. Even in Taiwan, with its international reputation for advancing technology, there is a crying need for better quality faculty development and enlightened leadership theory. The writers?research in Taiwan showed that educators want considerate leadership style, strongly focused on showing empathy for employees, and a climate for experimentation, a focus on sustaining growth in content and professional knowledge, and observable results for the benefit of both teachers and students.
Lin, J.C.H., Liao, I.Y.W. & Wang, J.H.T. (2004). Empathy in Technology Faculty Development points from the Tiger. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3387-3392). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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