1st Edition

A Handbook for Authentic Learning in Higher Education Transformational Learning Through Real World Experiences

By Andy Pitchford, David Owen, Ed Stevens Copyright 2021
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    An accessible resource to develop authentic learning and teaching in higher education, this book challenges conventional teaching practice and presents meaningful and impactful alternatives across disciplines that are research informed, student-centred and achievable.

    Bringing together a wide range of contemporary examples, this essential text shows how academics from an increasing range of disciplines and fields have shifted their attention away from the restrictions of campus-based education. Using engaging case study material, underpinned by cutting edge research, the text shares innovations from over 50 different institutions, offers practical advice on how to facilitate authentic learning in real world contexts and examines the range of alternative assessment techniques available to the contemporary teacher.

    A Handbook for Authentic Learning in Higher Education is ideal reading for early career academics exploring approaches to learning, established academics searching for practical guides to emergent pedagogies and all those responsible for leading teaching and learning practices within their department or institution.


    1. Arguing for authentic learning  2. Organising authentic learning  3. Working in partnership  4. Change and university cultures  5. Global perspectives  6. The case studies  7. Conclusion


    Andy Pitchford is Head of Learning and Teaching at the University of Bath, UK.

    David Owen is a research associate at the University of Bristol, UK.

    Ed Stevens is Manager of the Arts & Humanities Research Institute at King’s College, London, UK.