The Realities of Change in Higher Education

However, the book is structured to flow from an analysis of big-picture, policylevel change in higher education to small-scale change at the curriculum level. Flow is a key metaphor because it illustrates that change is a process: what ...

Author: Lynne Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134171194

Category: Education

Page: 192

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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.

The Realities of Change in Higher Education

Drawing on international case studies, it analyses a range of practical strategies to promote change that enhances students' learning.Structured to flow from analysis of policy level change through to small-scale change at curriculum level, ...

Author: Lynne Hunt

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415385806

Category: Education

Page: 173

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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.

Subjectivity and Social Change in Higher Education

We, as educators and the university community, have to realize that the reality and the world are not perfect. We will never get perfect students and the space will never be perfect. The question we rather have to ask ourselves is, ...

Author: Liezl Dick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350123632

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Informed by Deleuze and Guattari's concepts of the assemblage and the wound-event, this book examines the complexity of educator subjectivity and social change within the higher education context in South Africa. The authors use arts-based methods to explore educators' experiences of personal and professional challenges in a rapidly changing context. The method is informed by critical, narrative and arts-based research traditions that extend into post-qualitative, autobiographical, performative and collaborative methods of inquiry. The book plays with the conflation of theory and methodology, to think about educator subjectivity as fluid and responsive to changing contexts. By understanding educator subjectivity as multiple and emergent rather than centered and fixed, the authors open new research avenues to explore themes of transformation, decolonisation and social change.

Cultures and Change in Higher Education

Teaching and learning regimes: The whole 'Seeing' a teaching and learning regime involves abstracting from the complexity of social reality particular characteristics which are of analytical interest. Other characteristics become hidden ...

Author: Paul Trowler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350306226

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Describes approaches to understanding cultures in higher education, paying particular attention to cultures and cultural construction at departmental level. Implications of cultural characteristics for issues around change initiatives, including the enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment are a key focus of this book.

Technology Integration in Higher Education Social and Organizational Aspects

Vibert, C., & Place, C. (2006). Technology and Change in Higher Education. In Hunt, L., Bromage, A., & Tomkinson, B. (Eds.), The Realities of Change in Higher Education: Interventions to Promote Learning and Teaching (pp. 115–127).

Author: Surry, Daniel W.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781609601492

Category: Education

Page: 428

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"This book provides a sound overview of the ways that technology influences the human and organizational aspects of higher education and how technology is changing the relationship between faculty and students, higher education experience, and the role of colleges and universities within society as a whole"-- Provided by publisher.

Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education

A community development model of change: The role of teaching and learning centres. In Hunt, L., Bromage, A., & Tomkinson, B. (Eds.), The Realities of Change in Higher Education: Interventions to Promote Learning ...

Author: Salter, Diane J.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466636620

Category: Education

Page: 454

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Although educators continue to face the issue of maintaining quality teaching practices, academic managers and educational developers face significant challenges when changing in higher education teaching strategies. Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education presents international case studies of individual approaches and institutional examples to benefit teachers at the individual level as well as institutional leaders involved in change. This publication is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate level courses in education related best practices in pedagogy, innovation in the use of technology, and the future direction of universities in the advancement of teaching practices.

Higher Education in South Africa

Our study investigated in particular the experiences of master's and doctoral students in higher education studies ... (i.e. South African) higher education has been showered (or literally bombarded) with the realities of radical change ...

Author: Eli Bitzer

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781920338145

Category: Education

Page: 380

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?Higher Education in South Africa should be of considerable interest to higher education researchers outside of South Africa, as well as within, for the general and comparative assessments it makes. The South African higher education researchers included within its covers have clearly engaged with research and writing from many parts of the world, which they have then applied to make sense of their own condition.? ? Malcolm Tight Lancaster University, UK

Understanding Undergraduates

... Academic and Educational Development: Research, Evaluation and Changing Practice in Higher Education, ... Students: Improving LearningforAll, edited by Jude Carroll and Janette Ryan, 2006 The Realities of Change in Higher ...

Author: Celia Popovic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415667548

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 262

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Most university teachers have ideas about the typical good or not-so-good student in their classes, but rarely do they share these thoughts with others. By keeping quiet about the preconceptions – or stereotypes – they harbour, teachers put themselves at risk of missing key evidence to help them revise their beliefs; more importantly, they may fail to notice students in real need of their support and encouragement. In this unique work, the authors explore UK and US university teachers’ beliefs about their students’ performance and reveal which beliefs are well-founded, which are mistaken, which mask other underlying factors, and what they can do about them. So is it true, for instance, that British Asian students find medicine more difficult than their white counterparts, or that American students with sports scholarships take their studies less seriously? Is it the case that students who sit at the front of the lecture hall get better grades than those who sit at the back? By comparing students’ demographic data and their actual performance with their teachers’ expectations, the authors expose a complex picture of multiple factors affecting performance. They also contrast students’ comments about their own study habits with their views on what makes a good learner. For each preconception, they offer clear advice on how university teachers can redesign their courses, introduce new activities and assignments and communicate effective learning strategies that students will be able to put into practice. Finally, the authors explore the ramifications of teachers’ beliefs and suggest actions that can be taken at the level of the institution, department or programme and in educational development events, designed to level the playing field so that students have a more equitable chance of success. Ideal for both educational developers and university teachers, this book: reveals general tendencies and findings that will inform developers’ own work with university teachers, provides practical guidance and solutions for university teachers to be able to identify and address students’ actual – rather than assumed – needs, explores means of addressing and challenging people’s natural tendency to rely on preconceived ideas and stereotypes, and explains an action research method that educational developers can use on their own campuses to unravel some of the local preconceptions that may be hampering student success.

Delivering Educational Change in Higher Education

And so, the reality often is that very little really changes in terms of firstly the behaviours needed for success, and secondly the mindsets required for the diverse educational community, all staff and students, to thrive.

Author: Jackie Potter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429620874

Category: Education

Page: 199

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Presenting leadership of educational change in higher education as a dynamic, collaborative, and evolving area, Delivering Educational Change in Higher Education provides rich examples of how new ways of working are being adopted and adapted. It brings together leaders and practitioners, as authors and readers, to share their experiences of whole organisational change. Across the chapters, common threads highlight the importance of organisational context, of shared or distributed leadership, and the critical need for continuous learning in and on action by reflective readers. Linking case studies to a range of practical models and theories, this book: Explores established paradigms and models of change management and leadership. Offers examples from a diverse range of institutional contexts. Models critical reflective practice in the leadership of educational change. Addresses the future of educational developers working collaboratively with an increasingly diverse higher education workforce. Providing rare insights into ‘the what’ and ‘the how’ of change management and leadership, this book will be of interest to senior managers, educators, programme leaders, and educational developers who are all working in collaborative ways to enact positive change for student learning and experience.

Catholic Higher Education in the 1960s

A history marked by a continuity of vision that is imbued with Catholic identity while adapting to the changing realities of contemporary higher education. Philip Gleason (1967) proposed that, in the course of its history, ...

Author: Anthony J. Dosen

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607523420

Category: Education

Page: 283

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Catholic Higher Education in the 1960s is a series of cases that describes and analyzes the transitions made by representative Catholic institutions in their attempts to update their governance structures and maintain their Catholic identity in the midst of the post-Vatican II era. This book will be of interest to historians of education and Catholic education; to administrators and faculty in Catholic schools and in other religious-based institutions that seek to understand the dynamic of balancing their religious identity with their attempts at “reading the signs of the times.”