The Realities of Change in Higher Education

Interventions to Promote Learning and Teaching

Edited by Lynne Hunt, Adrian Bromage, Bland Tomkinson

© 2007 – Routledge

174 pages

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About the Book

The Realities of Change in Higher Education explores the theory and practice of the everyday reality of change to promote learning and teaching in universities. Drawing on international case studies, it analyses a range of practical strategies to promote change that enhance students’ learning.

Structured to flow from analysis of policy level change through to small-scale change at curriculum level, experienced practitioners consider key topics including:

  • national policies and strategies
  • different leadership styles
  • the advancement of teaching and learning through research and scholarship
  • how communities of practice may be effective agents for change in higher education
  • the relationship between technology and change
  • student assessment as a strategic tool for enhancing teaching and learning.

With practical advice to enhance the learning experience of increasing numbers of university students, this book will appeal to all practitioners involved in improving learning and teaching outcomes in higher education.


'Lynne Hunt, Adrian Bromage and Bland Tomkinson have compiled a topical and very useful set of international readings which integrate and evaluate theory and practice of educational change in the sector.' - British Journal of Educational Technology

Table of Contents

1. Theories of Change in Higher Education 2. Policy and Change in Higher Education 3. Organisation and Change in Higher Education 4. Organisational Culture and Change in Higher Education 5. Leadership and Change in Higher Education 6. Communities of Practice and Change in Higher Education 7. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 8. The Academy and Change in Higher Education 9. Quality Assurance and Change in Higher Education 10. Technology and Change in Higher Education 11. Indigenous Perspectives and Change in Higher Education 12. Work-Based Learning and Change in Higher Education 13. Graduate Attributes and Change in Higher Education 14. Internationalisation and Change in Higher Education 15. Conclusion

About the Editors

Lynne Hunt is Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Computing Health and Science, Edith Cowan University (ECU), Perth, Australia. She is the recipient of three ECU awards for teaching excellence and the 2002 Australian Award for University Teaching in the Social Science category. She also won the 2002 Prime Minister’s Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year.

Adrian Bromage is a researcher at Coventry University’s Centre for Higher Education Development. He is currently involved in two major research projects, the evaluation of the University’s ‘Learn Online’ initiative and the ESERC-funded ETL project.

Bland Tomkinson is University Adviser on Pedagogic Development at the University of Manchester and Director of the Teaching and Learning Support Centre, UMIST.

About the Series

SEDA Series

Written by experienced and well-known practitioners and published in association with the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), each book in the series contributes to the development of learning, teaching and training and assists in the professional development of staff. The books present new ideas for learning development and facilitate the exchange of information and good practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General