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
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.
Providing insight into the background, theory and practical applications of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the Higher Education sector; this book examines and shares best practice in UDL implementation worldwide.
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.
Designing Effective Feedback Processes in Higher Education: A Learning-Focused Approach addresses the challenge of developing effective feedback processes in higher education, combining theory and practice to equip and empower educators.
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.
Making connections between contemporary study abroad research, theory, and practice, Intercultural Interventions in Study Abroad describes innovative programmes that have been designed to deepen the intercultural learning and engagement of student sojourners.
Combining expert knowledge, experience and reflections from senior leaders to distil collective leadership experiences, this book explores the realities of leadership of universities rather than the imagined and often unrealistic expectations and perceptions of how leaders should act.
This textbook supports the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training for those training to teach in the further education and skills sector. It covers all the mandatory units and has been carefully designed to be the essential guide to successfully achieving the qualification.
Considering Racialised Contexts in Education examines racial inequality in greater depth to challenge the racialised marginalisation that BME individuals still continue to encounter within institutionalised contexts.
This book reveals the roots of structural racism that limit social mobility and equality within Britain for Black and ethnicised students and academics in its inherently white Higher Education institutions.
Unsafe Spaces reveals the shocking extent of sexual abuse in English and Welsh universities and offers practical solutions to the present crisis and to the culture of disrespect which blights many universities and allows such abuse to continue unchecked.
Drawing on the perspectives of scholars and researchers from around the world, this book challenges dominant constructions of higher education students. Given the increasing number and diversity of such students, the book offers a timely discussion of the implicit and sometimes subtle ways that they are characterised or defined.