Educational development units in Spain: Current status and emerging trends

Idoia Fernández, M. Dolors Márquez

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Abstract

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Recent studies show that the character, function and goals of educational development units (EDUs) in many countries are undergoing a shift, and they now tend to support universities and learning in a more comprehensive way. The status of Spanish EDUs, however, has not been studied in detail. The aim of this article is to describe the current status of 45 such units to explore the degree to which a similar shift can be observed. The data revealed clusters, from which four models were defined. The models illustrate the increasing diversity of functions and widening scope of practice within Spanish EDUs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-359
JournalInternational Journal for Academic Development
Volume22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2017

Keywords

  • Correspondence analysis
  • Educational development
  • Instructional development

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