In the current project, researchers at four unive rsities collaborated, including two South African Stellenbosch University and Rhodes University and two Swedish universities Lund University and University of Gothenburg. However, persistent patterns of under-representation continue to perplex policy-makers and practitioners, raising questions about current strategies, policies and approaches to widening participation. Other articles focus on approaches for improving the experiences of distance learners, strategies for enhancing the employability of geography students, and preparing students to engage ethical issues in the discipline. Other articles focus on approaches for improving the experiences of distance learners, strategies for enhancing the employability of geography students, and preparing students to engage ethical issues in the discipline. Meaning-Centered Education explores the counter-tide for an alternative vision of education, where students and instructors engage in open meaning-making processes and self-organizing educational practices. She draws on a range of perspectives within the field of the sociology of education — including feminist post-structuralism, critical pedagogy and policy sociology — to examine the ways in which wider societal inequalities and misrecognitions, which are related to difference and diversity, present particular challenges for the project to widen participation in higher education.
It suggests that universities can best realize their civic mission by making it central to their policy and practice. As such quality enhancement comes in many guises and is under constant scrutiny. Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence is essential reading for academic and education policymakers, researchers, and undergraduate and postgraduate students in education. . Twenty-six leading international experts offer meaningful insights on current pedagogical practices, obstacles to effective transitions, and proven strategies for stakeholders involved in supporting students in transition. One key phenomenon of this growth is an increase in student diversity: governments are widening access to higher education for students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
In the two institutional case studies presented here, the 'quality as transformation' discourse appears to have been largely lost in translation. Written by an international collaborative author team of higher education experts led by Paul Ashwin, Reflective Teaching in Higher Education offers two levels of support: - practical guidance for day-to-day teaching, covering key issues such as strategies for improving learning, teaching and assessment, curriculum design, relationships, communication, and inclusion; and - evidence-informed 'principles' to aid understanding of how theories can effectively inform teaching practices, offering ways to develop a deeper understanding of teaching and learning in higher education. The contributions cover all sectors of education from early years to higher education; curriculum subjects; methodological and theoretical perspectives; and gender identities in education. The movement towards quality enhancement can be seen as stimulating action at the grassroots of the academy to self-generate improvement. However, despite many similarities, each country foregrounds different concerns within their higher education quality processes. In doing so, the book offers advice on establishing civic engagement to all those involved in teaching and learning within higher education.
This section provides the broad background upon which the issues and debates in the other sections can be situated. The world has needed a book that deftly and accessibly takes the idea of the self and looks at it in a sympathetic but critical way. Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in England : recognising, celebrating and promoting excellence? This book is a collection of articles previously published in two special issues of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Education. A transatlantic overview of the purpose, place and practice of one such pedagogy service learning is provided and its potential as a foundation for civic engagement assessed. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don't worry about it.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Skelton. The opening section draws upon this theoretical base, whilst the second section contextualises it through the analysis of a diverse range of international case studies. Each chapter reviews, synthesises and provides a critical interrogation of key contemporary themes in education. This, crucially, comes bound with increased requirements for accountability in the exercise of such power. An original study of a growing phenomenon in higher education, Working Equal presents a new and invaluable portrait of contemporary faculty life. It offers hundreds of practical suggestions in a collegial rather than didactic style. Author by : Seth N.
I warmly recommend it to anyone who is in the least bit interested in thinking seriously about this important topic. This book constitutes the first serious scrutiny of how and why it should be achieved. Instead he opens up a much needed and more sustained critique. This book presents case studies of how higher education institutions in diverse countries are maintaining academic excellence while increasing the access and participation of students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. It is a comprehensive overview of different theoretical positions on equity issues in schools. A coda draws together over-arching themes from throughout the text to provide recommendations and a visual model that captures their interactions. International contributors explore how modern educational scholars and practitioners all around the world are implementing a comprehensive framework that supports meaning making in a classroom.
The scholars and activists featured in this anthology reject this approach as too limiting, insisting that we adopt a view that is both transdisciplinary and multiperspectival. Teaching Excellence in Higher Education provides a guide for all those supporting, promoting and trying to achieve teaching excellence in higher education and sets the scene for teaching excellence as a field for serious investigation and critical enquiry. As such quality enhancement comes in many guises and is under constant scrutiny. Enhancing provision, promoting innovation, cultivating exploration and adopting information-led approaches to practice are at the very heart of higher education. This book constitutes the first serious scrutiny of how and why it should be achieved.
The book ends with an international perspective on the role of peer review in ensuring a holistic approach to quality enhancement in learning and teaching. This is a book that should be read by every student of psychology, learning, and the self. The analysis shows how these factors are central to the ways in which lecturers and teachers communicate with each other to create constructive opportunities for learning. It provides a number of models demonstrating ways in which collegial peer commentary can enhance the quality of learning and teaching. The chapters on practical considerations detail the peer review process and include case studies from institutions in Africa, Europe, North America and Australia, which focus on different areas of the topic, including peer review as a quality assurance mechanism, peer review in distance education, peer review in foundation courses, and peer review embedded within a department and across a university.
With a mix of political, theoretical and applied research foci, each chapter also includes a short critical commentary from international experts in the field to further the debate and situate the topics in a wider context. Governance in the knowledge society. This book provides a multi-perspective collection of research approaches regarding university efficiency. This has been driven largely by the international creation of explicit policies and reporting requirements to review, audit and evaluate provision. Enhancing Quality in Higher Education looks critically at recent developments in higher education, taking snapshots of changing practices around the world and analysing the varied theoretical perspectives of quality enhancement that are emerging.