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Research into Higher Education: Co-published with the Society for Research into Higher Education


About the Series

This exciting new series aims to publish cutting edge research and discourse that reflects the rapidly changing world of higher education, examined in a global context. Encompassing topics of wide international relevance, the series includes every aspect of the international higher education research agenda, from strategic policy formulation and impact to pragmatic advice on best practice in the field.

For more information, or to express an interest in writing for the series, please contact Sarah Tuckwell, [email protected]

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Theorising Learning to Teach in Higher Education

Theorising Learning to Teach in Higher Education

1st Edition

Brenda Leibowitz, Vivienne Bozalek, Peter Kahn
October 18, 2016

Theorising Learning to Teach in Higher Education provides both lecturers embarking on a career in higher education and established members of staff with the capacity to improve their teaching. The process of learning to teach, and the associated field of professional academic development for ...

Student Politics and Protest International perspectives

Student Politics and Protest: International perspectives

1st Edition

Rachel Brooks
October 24, 2016

Despite allegations of political disengagement and apathy on the part of the young, the last ten years have witnessed a considerable degree of political activity by young people – much of it led by students or directed at changes to the higher education system. Such activity has been evident across...

Freedom to Learn The threat to student academic freedom and why it needs to be reclaimed

Freedom to Learn: The threat to student academic freedom and why it needs to be reclaimed

1st Edition

Bruce Macfarlane
August 24, 2016

The freedom of students to learn at university is being eroded by a performative culture that fails to respect their rights to engage and develop as autonomous adults. Instead, students are being restricted in how they learn, when they learn and what they learn by the so-called student engagement ...

Researching Higher Education International perspectives on theory, policy and practice

Researching Higher Education: International perspectives on theory, policy and practice

1st Edition

Jennifer M. Case, Jeroen Huisman
October 27, 2015

Research on higher education has yielded many insights that have improved our theoretical and practical understanding but there are still many themes that continue to appear on research agendas, provoking renewed focus on these complex questions and problems. Researching Higher Education explores ...

Culture, Capitals and Graduate Futures Degrees of class

Culture, Capitals and Graduate Futures: Degrees of class

1st Edition

Ciaran Burke
September 01, 2015

In a time of too many graduates for too few jobs, and in a context where applicants have similar levels of educational capital, what other factors influence graduate career trajectories? Based on the life history interviews of graduates and framed through a Bourdieusian sociological lens, Culture, ...

Stepping up to the Second Year at University Academic, psychological and social dimensions

Stepping up to the Second Year at University: Academic, psychological and social dimensions

1st Edition

Clare Milsom, Martyn Stewart, Mantz Yorke, Elena Zaitseva
December 01, 2014

Programmes in higher education tend to focus attention on the student’s first year (because of concerns about student transition and retention) and on their final year (because of student exiting for their future careers). The middle year(s) of programmes receive relatively little attention which ...

Writing in Social Spaces A social processes approach to academic writing

Writing in Social Spaces: A social processes approach to academic writing

1st Edition

Rowena Murray
August 26, 2014

Writing in Social Spaces addresses the problem of making time and space for writing in academic life and work of the professionals and practitioners who do academic writing'. Even those who want to write, who know how to write well and who have quality publications, report that they cannot find ...

Digital Technology and the Contemporary University Degrees of digitization

Digital Technology and the Contemporary University: Degrees of digitization

1st Edition

Neil Selwyn
May 15, 2014

Digital Technology and the Contemporary University  examines the often messy realities of higher education in the ‘digital age’. Drawing on a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives, the book explores the intimate links between digital technology and wider shifts within contemporary ...

Literacy in the Digital University Critical perspectives on learning, scholarship and technology

Literacy in the Digital University: Critical perspectives on learning, scholarship and technology

1st Edition

Robin Goodfellow, Mary R. Lea
July 26, 2013

Literacy in the Digital University is an innovative volume bringing together perspectives from two fields of enquiry and practice: ‘literacies and learning’ and ‘learning technologies’. With their own histories and trajectories, these fields have seldom overlapped either in practice, theory, or ...

Women Leaders in Higher Education Shattering the myths

Women Leaders in Higher Education: Shattering the myths

1st Edition

Tanya Fitzgerald
August 21, 2013

Leadership in universities is physically, intellectually and emotionally demanding work. It involves multiple and complex tasks and responsibilities such as staff management, strategic management, operational planning, financial and resources management, policy development, quality assurance ...

Researching Student Learning in Higher Education A social realist approach

Researching Student Learning in Higher Education: A social realist approach

1st Edition

Jennifer M. Case
August 09, 2013

Many contemporary concerns in higher education focus on the student experience of learning.With a larger and much more diverse intake than ever before, linked with a declining unit of resource, questions are being asked afresh around the purposes of higher education. Although much of the debate is ...

Intellectual Leadership in Higher Education Renewing the role of the university professor

Intellectual Leadership in Higher Education: Renewing the role of the university professor

1st Edition

Bruce Macfarlane
February 17, 2012

What is ‘intellectual leadership’ and how might this concept be better understood in the modern university? Drawing on research into the role of full or chair professors, this book argues that it is important to define and reclaim intellectual leadership as a counter-weight to the prevailing ...

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