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.
Table of Contents
About the authors
Introduction : the context of Higher Education in the UK
Creativity, Community and Curriculum
Transformative Learning: Case Studies (Russell Gurbutt and Kevan Williams)
Learning in Different Contexts: the Case for Socially-Immersive Learning (Russell Gurbutt and Brian Smith)
Continuity and Change
A Community within a Community
Communities of practice and continuing professional development for the real world
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.