1st Edition

Culture, Change and Community in Higher Education Building, Evolving and Re-Building Learning Environments

Edited By Dawne J. Gurbutt, Rachel M. Cragg Copyright 2019
    100 Pages
    by Routledge

    100 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Addressing the contemporary issues relating to the delivery of education, Culture, Change and Community in Higher Education explores the challenges of creating effective learning communities.

    Focusing on the creation and implementation of strategies which permeate and influence culture and enable staff to innovate, this book:

    • considers the balance between a focus on people, places, pedagogy and technology

    • encourages the reader to explore the steps that can be taken to inspire creativity, collaboration and connectivity through the provision of learning environments which are both accessible and engaging

    • employs case studies and examples to consider ways to support the creation of an effective and inclusive learning community

    • offers both strategic and operational perspectives into creating learning spaces and evoking effective change

    Culture, Change and Community in Higher Education offers insight into a topic that is becoming ever more important with the implementation of the Teaching Excellence Framework. It is a must-read for Higher Education managers looking to implement effective and inclusive learning environments within their university.

        About the authors; Chapter One Introduction : the context of Higher Education in the UK; Chapter Two Collaborative Education; Chapter Three Creativity, Community and Curriculum; Chapter Four Transformative Learning: Case Studies; Chapter Five Learning in Different Contexts: The Case for Socially Immersive Learning; Chapter Six Continuity and Change; Chapter Seven A Community within a Community; Chapter Eight Communities of practice and continuing professional development for the real world; Chapter Nine Conclusions



      Dawne J. Gurbutt is Professor of Collaborative Education at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.

      Rachel M. Cragg is Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.