1st Edition

Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Leadership in Higher Education Case Studies from UK and Australia

Edited By Josephine Lang, Namrata Rao, Anesa Hosein Copyright 2024
    100 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Leadership in Higher Education has been designed to bring together case studies to facilitate the development of effective and well-equipped leaders within the higher education sector.

    With the growing global emphasis on higher education to improve the quality of the learning experience for increasingly diverse students, this book focuses on good leadership in teaching and learning by illustrating the lived experiences of academics and sharing case studies which highlight moments and instances that positively impacted their professional development as leaders. The globally relevant case studies included provide insights into the different ideas implemented by leaders for learning and teaching projects. Through these case studies, the decision-making processes of leaders are made visible to other aspiring leaders in similar positions.

    This resource will be invaluable in enhancing and enriching the learning experience of students, as this book demonstrates that academic leadership is intricately related to student learning. It will help leaders negotiate their own conflicts and challenges and will be essential reading for present and budding learning and teaching leaders in the educational sector.

    Part I: Introduction  1. Teaching and learning leadership in higher education: an introduction Josephine Lang and Anesa Hosein  Part II: Case Studies on Teaching and Learning Leadership  2. Pragmatic leadership for collaboration in a competitive sector: the case of sigma Duncan Lawson  3. Leading for inclusivity: peer-assisted learning and internationalisation Gita Sedghi  4. Stepping stones towards higher education teaching and learning leadership: a case study on becoming a Deputy Dean Lucia Zundans-Fraser  5. Opportunities and barriers to leadership in student support services: a case study of inclusive assessment Silvia Colaiacomo and Tom Sharp  6. Be(com)ing an academic leader: a case study on a collaborative partnership for external peer review Josephine Lang  7. Leading as an international academic: a case study of a casual teaching team Jasvir Kaur Nachatar Singh  8. A leadership quest in teaching and learning: a case study of building capability and competency Barbara C. Panther  Part III: Implications for Practice  9. Conclusion: perspectives on teaching and learning leadership in higher education: implications for practice Josephine Lang and Namrata Rao


    Josephine Lang is Associate Professor and Academic Director of Educational Innovation in the Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

    Namrata Rao is Principal Lecturer in Education and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Taught Programmes within the School of Education at Liverpool Hope University, UK.

    Anesa Hosein is Associate Professor in Higher Education and the Head of Educational Development and Research, University of Surrey, UK.