The book views the contemporary economy as an economy of persuasion where firms and institutions assign resources to rhetoric, image and reputation rather than production of goods and services. It examines critically phenomena such as the knowledge society, consumption, higher education, organizational change, professionalization and leadership
Every year, nearly three million international students study outside of their home countries, a 40 per cent increase since 1999. This book presents an account of how international competition for the brightest minds is transforming the world of higher education - and why this revolution should be welcomed, not feared.
If you think the groves of academe are all stuffiness, elbow patches and greying old men... Take a trip through the spectrum of academic oddities and unearth the Easter eggs buried in peer reviewed papers, the weird and wonderful world of scholarly social media, and rats in underpants.
University rankings have gained popularity around the world and are now a significant factor shaping reputation. This second edition updates Ellen Hazelkorn's first comprehensive study of rankings from a global perspective, drawing in new original research and extensive analysis. It is essential reading for policymakers, managers and scholars.
Who are universities for? argues for a large-scale shake up of how we organise higher education. It includes radical proposals for reform of the curriculum and how we admit students to higher education. Offering concrete solutions, it provides a way forward for universities to become more responsive to challenges.
How should you prepare for the first day of class? How can you encourage all students to participate in discussions? How do you ensure disabled students can take part in field work? This book offers specific, practical advice on the issues that teachers encounter when teaching in a diverse classroom.
Former Universities and Science Minister David Willetts combines a passionate advocacy of the value of a university education with a serious in-depth knowledge of the higher education sector to present his vision of what our universities can offer us-both now and in the future.
'Making Learning Happen has been an essential read for new academic staff since it first appeared. The third edition is exceptionally welcome providing real insights into what the modern student expects, and reflecting changes in the delivery of higher education.' -Pauline Kneale, Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning, Plymouth University
This book explores how higher education institutions across the globe respond to the disruptive changes triggered by online technologies. Contributions address transformations regarding program design, business models and pedagogical interventions in a digital teaching environment.
The Institute of learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILT) was launched in 1999 as a result of the recommendations of the Dearing Committee. This book documents the establishment of the ILT and gives help to those engaging with it.
This book is a lively, passionate defence of contemporary work in the humanities, and, beyond that, of the university system that makes such work possible. The book's stark accounts of academic labour, and its proposals for reform of the tenure system, are novel, controversial, timely, and very necessary.
Universities, once at the forefront of campaigns for intellectual liberty, are now bastions of conformity. This provocative book traces the demise of academic freedom within the context of changing ideas about the purpose of the university and the nature of knowledge and is a passionate call to arms for the power of academic thought today.
Religion has made a comeback in American society and on university campuses. How should higher education respond? This volume gathers essays from prominent scholars and educators who unpack the key issues.
Charting challenges and successes in the sector, Remaking Adult Learning illustrates how taking part in well-thought-out adult learning programmes can have a positive and sometimes life-saving impact on people's lives.
This book brings together the perspectives of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from across England, Wales and Scotland. It analyses each country's approach to national policy, organisation, governance and practice.
Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented confusion about their purpose and skepticism about their value. This title offers an argument for rethinking the way we see our universities, and why we need them.
Responding to the debates the recent Browne report has sparked, this book addresses the public role of higher education. It is a manifesto arguing against the marketization of education and the inequalities that these policies will generate.
While equal opportunity for all candidates is widely recognized as a goal within academia, the implementation of specific procedures to achieve equality has resulted in vehement disputes regarding both the means and ends. This title aims to encourage a reexamination of this issue.
This is the first manifesto for Health Humanities worldwide. It sets out the context for this emergent and innovative field which extends beyond Medical Humanities to advance the inclusion and impact of the arts and humanities in healthcare, health and well-being.