Culture, Change and Community in Higher Education: Building, Evolving and Re-Building Learning Environments, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Culture, Change and Community in Higher Education

Building, Evolving and Re-Building Learning Environments, 1st Edition

Edited by Dawne J. Gurbutt, Rachel M. Cragg

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90 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Description

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

  1. 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 (Russell Gurbutt and Kevan Williams)

    Chapter Five

    Learning in Different Contexts: the Case for Socially-Immersive Learning (Russell Gurbutt and Brian Smith)

    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 

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General