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Adaptive expertise and perceived work performance among university lecturers during COVID-19 Pandemic

Jayawardena, Chantha (2020) Adaptive expertise and perceived work performance among university lecturers during COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Abstract:The ability of people who can work successfully in non-standard situations can be called adaptive expertise. The university teachers had to perform their routine duties in a non-standard situation like COVID-19, which highlights the importance of having adaptive expertise among them. This study investigated significant dimensions of adaptive expertise in a group of university teachers and its relationships with perceived work performance, work experience and academic ranking in this altered environment. A tool developed to measure adaptive expertise was used to collect data from 40 university teachers at the UT. Domain and innovative skills were identified as the significant dimensions of adaptive expertise, while metacognitive skill was not identified as such. Adaptive expertise scores showed positive correlations with perceived work performance (r= 0.41) and academic ranks (r=0.42) but not with their work experience. This study reconfirmed the results of Carbonell et al. (2016), who have reported that the domain and innovative skills are the key dimensions of adaptive expertise. The positive correlations of adaptive expertise with perceived work performance and academic ranking indicate the importance of developing adaptive expertise among university teachers.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/84833
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