Cultures and Change in Higher Education: Theories and Practices

Cultures and Change in Higher Education: Theories and Practices

Paperback Universities into the 21st Century

By (author) Paul Trowler, Series edited by Noel Entwistle, Series edited by Roger King

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 14mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 1403948534
  • ISBN 13: 9781403948533
  • Edition statement: First.
  • Illustrations note: 2 figures, 2 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 476,639

Product description

This book describes approaches to understanding cultures in higher education and pays 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.

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Author information

PAUL TROWLER is Professor of Higher Education and Head of Department Dept. of Educational Research, Lancaster University. He is a member of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Development Committee, and a member of Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Higher Education. He is author of a wide range of academic books including Prichard, C. and Trowler, P. (eds) (2003) Realising Qualitative Research in Higher Education. Aldershot: Ashgate. (The volume from the Higher Education Close Up 2 conference, Lancaster, 2001) Trowler. P. (2003) Education Policy: a policy sociology approach second edition. London: Routledge. Trowler, P. (ed) (2002) Higher Education Policy and Institutional Change. Buckingham: Open University Press.

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"It provides a refreshing voice in what is often a fairly turgid field". - John Brennan, CHERI, UK

Table of contents

Introduction Understanding Changes in Higher Education A Sociocultural Understanding of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Teaching and Learning Regimes: A Brief Overview Teaching and Learning Regimes Deconstructed Organizational Shape and Processes: Learning Architectures, Enhancement Cultures Enhancing Teaching and Learning Researching for Change Endnote References Index