Researching Higher Education

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

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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 these issues, examining topics such as equity in access and participation, the relationship between higher education and society, how and what students learn and the professional development of academics. In this volume, contributors from Europe, Australia, Africa and the US critically address ongoing issues with a set of key questions to guide their analysis: What do we know? What are the missing links and gaps in past research? What are the implications for further research? Key themes include: * The nature of higher education * Higher education and society * Staff and students in higher education * Teaching and learning * Curriculum and assessment Critical, engaging and international in scope, Researching Higher Education will be a valuable guide for academics, researchers, postgraduate students and policy makers in the higher education community.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 14.99mm | 426g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 black & white illustrations, 4 black & white tables
  • 113893884X
  • 9781138938847
  • 1,184,067

About Jennifer M. Case

Jennifer M. Case is Professor of Academic Development in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Jeroen Huisman is Professor of Higher Education at the Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent, Ghent University, Belgium.
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Table of contents

Preface Jennifer M. Case & Jeroen Huisman Chapter 1: Higher education research in the United Kingdom since 1945 Malcolm Tight Part 1: Higher education and society Chapter 2: Internationalisation of higher education Sheila Trahar, Wendy Green, Hans de Wit & Craig Whitsed Chapter 3: Public engagement in higher education: The state of the art Richard Watermeyer & Jamie Lewis Chapter 4: Creativity and innovation in the twenty-first century university William G. Tierney and Michael Lanford Chapter 5: Whose Academy? Gender and higher education Sarah J. Aiston Chapter 6: Working class students in Western higher education Carli Rowell Chapter 7: Reassessing the outcomes of higher education Heike Behle, Gabriel Atfield, Peter Elias, Lynn Gambin, Anne Green, Terence Hogarth, Kate Purcell, Charikleia Tzanakou & Christopher Warhurst Chapter 8: Policy-making in higher education: Is a 'theory of everything' possible? Theresa Shanahan, Paul Axelrod, Roopa Desai Trilokekar, & Richard Wellen Part 2: Curriculum, teaching and learning Chapter 9: The professional development of academics as teachers: Reconsiderations Brenda Leibowitz Chapter 10: Curriculum in higher education research Johanna Annala, Jyri Linden & Marita Makinen Chapter 11: Research into student learning and university teaching: Changing perspectives Noel Entwistle, Evangelia Karagiannopoulou, Anna Olafsdottir & Paul Walker Chapter 12: 'Student experience' surveys: political, theoretical and empirical dimensions Mantz Yorke Chapter 13: Mind the gap: the chasm between research and practice in teaching and learning with technology Linda Price, Adrian Kirkwood and John T. E. Richardson Chapter 14: More than the sum of its parts: higher education research explored Sue Clegg
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