This book presents insights into the current state of higher education, emerging pedagogies and innovative technology-driven learning techniques in research and teaching. Focussing specifically on the higher education models in India and Australia, the volume explores concerns and policy interventions that will help promote research capability and culture.
Globalisation, rise of information technology and the massification of education has shifted the foundations of higher education and universities in the world. This volume examines the best support structures that will allow educators to face the challenge of the increasingly diverse community of learners and teachers entering higher education; their varied levels of aspirations and expectations; the influence of technology in pedagogical practices; and the shrinking funds for teaching and research. By using case studies from India and Australia the book also looks at the benefits of cross-cultural collaborations in research and education.
Comprehensive and resourceful, this volume will be useful for academics and scholars of education, higher education and research, sociology, public policy, development studies and for NGOs and think tanks working in these areas.
Table of Contents
List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction: Higher Education Confronting Disruption James Arvanitakis and Nayantara Pothen 2. Teaching Learning Centres in India Sudhanshu Bhushan 3. Support through engagement: employing high-impact pedagogies to support diverse learners Trina Jorre De St Jorre, Bikramaditya Choudhary and Lee Partridge 4. Graduate Employability and Outcomes in India and Australia Narender Thakur, Shelley Kinash and Amy Bannatyne 5. Women in Higher Education and Research Aarti Srivastava and Joanne M. Lind 6. Supporting and Developing Early Career Academics Through A Holistic Approach to Academic Development Anshu Srivastava and Allan Goody 7. Curriculum Innovations in Higher Education in India and Australia Sudhakar Venu and Kalpana Goel 8. Assessment: What is the best practice and how do we innovate? Philip Dawson and Arbind Jha 9. Conclusion Sudhanshu Bhushan and James Arvanitakis. Index
James Arvanitakis is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Graduate Studies) at Western Sydney University and a member of the University’s Institute for Cultural and Society.
Sudhanshu Bhushan is a Professor at National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi.
Nayantara Pothen is Senior Strategy and Projects Officer, Western Sydney University, Sydney.
Aarti Srivastava is an Associate Professor at National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi.