1st Edition

Leading Innovation and Creativity in University Teaching Implementing Change at the Programme Level

Edited By Sam Nolan, Steve Hutchinson Copyright 2023
    200 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    200 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Focusing on creating learning environments, this book explores what it means to be an innovative leader of learning and teaching in higher education.

    Providing practical tips and guidance to support those designing or redesigning higher education curricula, this book highlights approaches and solutions to leading change in learning and teaching. Covering all areas from an overview of external pressures, through to developing a vision and strategy for a programme, to classroom practice and sustainability, leading thinkers in the field of university learning and teaching share their experiences of driving and sustaining change in departmental practice. It also introduces creative approaches into the role to support the innovation, enhancement, and development of agile programme teams. 

    With insights and case studies from international contributors, this book highlights key approaches and solutions to leading change in learning and teaching that are implementable. It will be key reading for all those teaching in higher education, but particularly for academics who are interested in programme leadership roles.

    Part I - Introduction

    1.The Context and Challenge of Programme Leadership 

    Sam Nolan and Steve Hutchinson

    2.Educational Metrics and Leadership

    Mark Langan

    Part II - Vision & Strategy

    3. Vision and Strategic Thinking – an Interrogative Primer for Teaching Leadership

    Steve Hutchinson

    4. Addressing White Privilege as a Pedagogic Process of Decolonising

    Richard Hall

    Part III - New Frontiers

    5. Exploring the Potential of Scholarship to Drive Teaching Innovation

    Sam Nolan and Douglas Newton

    6. Creating a Naked University

    Nicola Whitton

    7. Creating Curricula Together

    Alex Moseley

    8. Engaging Digital Teaching Practice

    Katie Piatt

    Part IV - Driving and Sustaining Change

    9. Leveraging Change in Higher Education

    Lawrie Phipps and Donna Lanclos

    10. Collaborative Leadership towards Innovation in Teaching and Learning 

    Tony Fawcett and Sam Nolan 

    11. Leading Learning and Teaching in a Crisis

    Kay Guccione and Catriona Cunningham

    Part V - Conclusion

    12. Agile Futures - Where Will You Go From Here? 

    Sam Nolan and Steve Hutchinson


    Sam Nolan is Professor and Deputy Director at the Durham Centre for Academic Development where he leads Durham’s Education Laboratory. Sam’s scholarship interests include widening participation in Higher Education, virtualisation of laboratory learning, augmented reality and the use of active learning pedagogies to enhance student engagement all of which he actively publishes on. For the national impact of his work, Sam has been awarded National Teaching Fellow status and a Principal Fellowship of the HEA. 

    Steve Hutchinson is a freelance developer, consultant, leadership coach and author who started as a zoologist and then moved fields. He led programmes within UK universities and then established his company that has fronted leadership development initiatives and coached academic teachers and leaders all over the world. As an author and editor, his work includes books on Doctoral Supervision, Researcher Development, Coaching and Mentoring and Experiential Learning.