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Changing Higher Education

The Development of Learning and Teaching, 1st Edition

Edited by Paul Ashwin


168 pages

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Making sense of the many changes that have taken place in learning and teaching in higher education in recent years, Changing Higher Education also offers insights into how higher education might develop in the future.

Using the work of Lewis Elton as a starting point, leading researchers and practitioners in the field examine and reflect on different aspects of the changing nature of higher eduction. These experts:

* outline changes in higher education and ways of thinking about teaching and learning over the last thirty years.

* analyse the development of students’ learning

* examine the development of learning technologies in higher education

* consider the development of the accreditation and scholarship of teaching in higher education

* develop a framework through which to understand and question the future development of learning and teaching in higher education.

Aimed at staff and educational developers, and those studying postgraduate qualifications in learning and teaching in higher education, this is an insightful framework through which to understand and question on-going developments in higher education.


'A book well worth taking the time to read.' - British Journal of Educational Technology

'The recognition of change and the changing context in higher education makes the work appealing to both new faculty members and more experienced staff and may help to bring about a more effective community of enquiry in terms of learning and teaching in the sector.' - ESCalate

Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction 1. Developing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: The changing context Paul Ashwin Part 2. The Development of Student's Learning in Higher Education 2. 'Aren't We All Learner-centred Now?' The bittersweet flavour of success David Boud 3. Participative Assessment and the Learners’ Experience Vivien Hodgson 4. Postgraduate Research Students’ Learning in Higher Education Pam Denicolo 5. Non-traditional Learners in Higher Education Will Bridge Part 3. The Development of Learning Technologies in Higher Education 6. E-learning in Higher Education Diana Laurillard 7. Sustaining Networked E-learning through Collaborative Pedagogies David McConnell Part 4. The Development of Teaching in Higher Education 8. Towards Professional Teaching in Higher Education: The role of accreditation Liz Beaty 9. Towards a Shared Understanding of Scholarship in the Classroom Lorraine Stefani Part 5. Conclusions 10. Interpreting the Developments: Possible futures for learning and teaching in higher education Paul Ashwin

About the Series

SEDA Series

Written by experienced and well-known practitioners and published in association with the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), each book in the series contributes to the development of learning, teaching and training and assists in the professional development of staff. The books present new ideas for learning development and facilitate the exchange of information and good practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General