This presentation reports on an innovative approach to learning and teaching leadership development that tests and further develops Engestrom’s (2001) expansive learning framework. Expansive learning is a contemporary learning framework designed to support participants in collectively solving complex problems that they define and resolve as they work together. The study that is reported utilised expansive learning as the basis of a formative intervention which involved 15 emerging leaders who worked in pairs or groups of three to lead a range of learning and teaching innovations within their local work context. Participants regularly came together for Leadership Laboratories to learn by sharing, analysing and expanding their existing activities and proposing new models to continue to develop their learning and teaching leadership in their specific work contexts. The project’s outcomes have implications for the emerging leaders, other staff, the University and the sector in terms of the ifference the project has made to the work of the emerging academic leaders and how the outcomes can inform future approaches to learning and teaching leadership development.
2015 Learning & Teaching Week: Teaching Visions: Seeing Teaching in New Ways, Sunshine Coast, Australia 14-18 September 2015