1st Edition

Education Development and Leadership in Higher Education Implementing an Institutional Strategy

Edited By Kym Fraser Copyright 2005
    238 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    In today's highly competitive and globalized higher education market, leaders and managers find themselves considering the same issues of quality assurance, increased participation, the potential of new technologies and improving standards of teaching, learning and leadership. Education development has a central role to play in these areas, and should be a core element in the strategic positioning of all higher education institutions.
    This book is a packed with research and proven case study material on what education development can offer managers in higher education. It draws from worldwide experiences of leading innovative educational developers, and illustrates the numerous ways in which education development strategies, structures and processes can make a difference to an institution's corporate strategy.

    List of illustrations, Contributors, Acknowledgements, Introduction, 1 From a community of scholars to a company, 2 The role of national UK organisations in enhancing the quality of teaching and learning, 3 Assuring and improving teaching quality, 4 Education development units and the enhancement of university teaching, 5 Decentralised approaches to education development: supporting quality teaching and learning from within a faculty, 6 Alignment and synergy: leadership and education development, 7 Integrating teaching and learning principles with IT infrastructure and policy, 8 Educating university teachers: participation and access issues for students who have a disability, 9 Education development: the role of graduate university teaching programmes, 10 Education development through funded projects, 11 Towards a profession of tertiary teaching: academic attitudes in Australia, References, Index


    Kym Fraser

    'Reading this book will provide a better understanding of the challenges we face and will offer some useful ideas for starting to bring about cultural change.' - Alan Hurst, The Skill Journal, November 2005

    'This book provides a lot of pleasant, thought-provoking reading.' - British Journal of Educational Technology Vol 38 No 1 2007