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Changing Pedagogical Spaces in Higher Education

Diversity, inequalities and misrecognition, 1st Edition

By Penny Jane Burke, Gill Crozier, Lauren Ila Misiaszek


180 pages

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Higher education is in a current state of flux and uncertainty, with profound changes being shaped largely by the imperatives of global neoliberalism. Changing Pedagogical Spaces in Higher Education forms a unique addition to the literature and includes significant practical pointers in developing pedagogical strategies, interventions and practices that seek to address the complexities of identity formations, difference, inequality and misrecognition.

Drawing on research studies based across California, England, Italy, Portugal and Spain, this book analyses complex pedagogical re/formations across competing discourses of gender, diversity, equity, global neoliberalism and transformation, and aims:

  • to critique and reconceptualise widening participation practices in higher education

  • to consider the complex intersections between difference, equity, global neoliberalism and transformation

  • to analyse the intersections of identity formations, social inequalities and pedagogical practices

  • to contribute to broader widening participation policy agendas

  • to develop an analysis of gendered experiences, intersected by race and class, of higher education practices and relations.

Changing Pedagogical Spaces in Higher Education will speak to those concerned with how theory relates to everyday practices and development of teaching in higher education and those who are interested in theorising about pedagogies, identities and inequalities in higher education. Engaging readers in a dialogue of the relationship between theory and practice, this thought-provoking and challenging text will be of particular interest to researchers, academic developers and policy-makers in the field of higher education studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1: Higher Education, Diversity, Difference and Inequality 2: (Re)conceptualising Pedagogies and (Re)imagining Difference 3: Pedagogical Methodology 4: Diversity, Difference, In/equalities and Pedagogical Experiences 5: Pedagogical Identity Formations: Student Perspectives 6: Gendered Formations in Pedagogical Relations and Spaces 7: Pedagogies of Difference: ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Social Class in Higher Education 8: Theorising the Early Career Experience: Towards Collective Engaged Pedagogies Conclusion: Changing Pedagogical Spaces: Reclaiming transformation Appendix

About the Authors

Penny Jane Burke is Global Innovation Chair of Equity and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Gill Crozier is Professor of Education and formerly Director of the Centre for Educational Research in Equalities, Policy and Pedagogy in the School of Education at the University of Roehampton, UK.

Lauren Ila Misiaszek is Associate Professor in the Institute for International and Comparative Education in the Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University, China.

About the Series

Research into Higher Education

Co-published with the Society for Research into Higher Education

This exciting new series aims to publish cutting edge research and discourse that reflects the rapidly changing world of higher education, examined in a global context. Encompassing topics of wide international relevance, the series includes every aspect of the international higher education research agenda, from strategic policy formulation and impact to pragmatic advice on best practice in the field.

For more information, or to express an interest in writing for the series, please contact Sarah Tuckwell,

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Research