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Re-Enchanting the Academy

Paperback, 26/05/2017, £25.00

Triumph of Emptiness: Consumption, Higher Education, and Work Organization

Paperback, 21/08/2014, £16.99
£15.29
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

Fixing or Changing the Patterns?

7, 01/12/2001, £18.95
£17.06

BETTER NEWS THIS TIME?

Paperback, 01/05/2005, £4.99
£4.49

Great Brain Race: How Global Universities are Reshaping the World

Hardback, 05/04/2010, £18.95
£17.06
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.

Academia Obscura

Hardback, 16/11/2017, £9.99
£8.99
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.

Student-Centered Learning Environments in Higher Education Classrooms

Hardback, 29/10/2016, £66.99
£60.29
This book aims to develop a situative educational model to guide the design and implementation of powerful student-centered learning environments in higher education classrooms.

Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education: The Battle for World-Class Excellence

Paperback, 07/06/2016, £24.99
£22.49
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.

Speaking of Universities

Paperback, 26/02/2018, £9.99
£8.99
A devastating analysis of what is happening to our universities

Shut Down the Business School: What's Wrong with Management Education

Paperback, 20/05/2018, £14.99
£13.49
A clarion call to shut down the business school!

Understanding and Developing Student Engagement

Paperback, 06/03/2014, £27.99
£25.19

Advancing Practice in Academic Development

Paperback, 21/01/2016, £29.99
£26.99

Academic Practice: Developing as a Professional in Higher Education

Paperback, 15/10/2015, £26.99
£24.29
Taking a broad contemporary view of higher education, this book includes: connecting research and teaching in practice; promoting critical approaches to the curriculum; teaching for employability and understanding graduate identity; responding to the internationalisation agenda; engaging with the demands of the digital university; and more.

Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity: Confronting the Fear of Knowledge

Paperback, 06/01/2016, £19.99
£17.99
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.

Enhancing Teaching Practice in Higher Education

Paperback, 10/03/2016, £26.99
£24.29
Supports new and experienced lecturers on how pedagogical research and theory can be used to develop and enhance their academic practice.

Institute for Learning and Higher Education

Paperback, 17/05/2001, £29.99
£26.99
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.

Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom

Paperback, 29/04/2015, £13.99
£12.59
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.

Affirmative Action and the University

7, 01/09/1995, £24.95
£22.46
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.

Mega-universities and Knowledge Media

7, 01/04/1998, £29.99
£26.99
A discussion of how the knowledge media can contribute to the renewal of universities, particularly through the development of distance education. It looks at universities which have risen to the challenges of cost and accessibility using technology.

Health Humanities

Paperback, 12/01/2015, £19.99
£17.99
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.

Advancing Digital Humanities

Paperback, 10/12/2014, £19.99
£17.99
Advancing Digital Humanities moves beyond definition of this dynamic and fast growing field to show how its arguments, analyses, findings and theories are pioneering new directions in the humanities globally.

How to Build a Life in the Humanities

Paperback, 15/04/2015, £19.00
£17.10
A follow-up to the popular Graduate Study for the 21st Century, this book seeks to expand professional development to include the personal aspects of daily lives in the humanities. How to Build a Life in the Humanities delves into pressing work-life issues such as post-tenure depression, academic life with children, aging, and adjuncting.

Humanities Computing

Paperback, 20/09/2005, £21.99
£19.79
Now with a new preface, Humanities Computing provides a rationale for a computing practice that is of and for as well as in the humanities and the interpretative social sciences. It engages philosophical, historical, ethnographic and critical perspectives to show how computing helps us fulfil the basic mandate of the humane sciences.

Humanities World Report 2015

Paperback, 24/11/2014, £15.00
£13.50
The first of its kind, this Open Access 'Report' is a first step in assessing the state of the humanities worldwide. Based on an extensive literature review and enlightening interviews the book discusses the value of the humanities, the nature of humanities research and the relation between humanities and politics, amongst other issues.

Changing face of further education

Paperback, 17/07/2003, £25.99
£23.39
This book sets current policy and practice concerns against the backdrop of community education and employs case studies to chart the developments and changes that have taken place in FE.

Global Virtual University

Paperback, 07/08/2003, £24.99
£22.49
This book highlights the emergence of the virtual university to fit the needs of the global information society.

Understanding Digital Humanities

Paperback, 03/02/2012, £19.99
£17.99
Confronting the digital revolution in academia, this book examines the application of new computational techniques and visualisation technologies in the Arts & Humanities. Uniting differing perspectives, leading and emerging scholars discuss the theoretical and practical challenges that computation raises for these disciplines.

Humanities in the Twenty-First Century

Paperback, 29/07/2013, £16.99
£15.29
This collection of essays by scholars with expertise in a range of fields, cultural professionals and policy makers explores different ways in which the arts and humanities contribute to dealing with the challenges of contemporary society in ways that do not rely on simplistic and questionable notions of socio-economic impact as a proxy for value.

Meanings of mass higher education

Paperback, 01/10/1995, £25.99
£23.39
This book is the first systematic attempt to analyse the growth of mass higher education in a specifically British context, while seeking to develop more theoretical perspectives on this transformation of elite university systems into open post-secondary education systems.

Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions

Hardback, 20/12/2011, £33.99
£30.59
According to AAC&U s 2013 employer survey, 93% of employers agree that a candidate s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major.

Remaking Adult Learning

Paperback, 15/12/2010, £23.95
£21.56
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.

American University In A Postsecular Age

Hardback, 06/03/2008, £22.50
£20.25
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.

Ministry of Enthusiasm - Centenary Essays on the Workers' Educational

Paperback, 14/03/2003, £17.99
£16.19
'Combining ... scholarship with reader-friendly clarity this ... collection on the WEA [is] a must for anyone concerned about broadening the highway of education.' Sheila Rowbotham

Social Impact of the Arts

Paperback, 16/09/2008, £19.99
£17.99
Now in paperback, an intellectual history of contrasting ideas around the power of the arts to engender personal and societal change - for better and worse. A fascinating account of the value and functions of the arts in society, in the private sphere of individual emotions and self-development and public sphere of politics and social distinction.

Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters

Paperback, 22/03/2016, £9.95
£8.96
Sharp and witty observations of academic life that range from the local to the global, from PowerPoint to the halls of power.

What Are Universities For?

Paperback, 23/02/2012, £9.99
£8.99
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.

Post-compulsory Education And Lifelong Learning Across the UK

Paperback, 17/01/2011, £19.99
£17.99
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.

Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Engaging with the Dimensions of Practice

Paperback, 01/08/2015, £33.99
£30.59
This book is an essential guide if you are working in higher education and seeking professional recognition for your role in teaching and supporting learning, and particularly if you are seeking a fellowship with the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Manifesto for the Public University

Paperback, 30/11/2011, £19.99
£17.99
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.

Putting the university online

Paperback, 01/12/2002, £23.99
£21.59
Drawing on theories from the sociology of technology and on a diverse body of empirical research, this book explores how universities are attempting to build and use Information and communication technologies (ICTs), to sit alongside, complement and, in some cases, replace established means of delivering, organizing and managing higher education.

Digital Scholar: How Technology is Transforming Scholarly Practice

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £18.99
£17.09
This book delves into the changes in technology regarding higher education and seeks to define what it means to be a scholar in the digital age.

Speaking of Universities

Hardback, 07/02/2017, £16.99
£15.29
The leading commentator asks what is the future of our universities.

Marketisation of Higher Education and the Student as Consumer

Paperback, 28/09/2010, £28.99
£26.09
Brings together internationally comparative academic perspectives, critical accounts and empirical research to fully explore the issues and experiences of education as a commodity. This title offers insight into the effects of government policy on the structure and operation of universities.

Question of Morale: Searching for Happiness in University Life

Paperback, 01/10/2009, £26.99
£24.29
The thesis of this book is that the contradictory answers may well compute more effectively than is acknowledged: that the culture of higher education and the mesh of psychological contracts, or "deals," that make it up make much of the current discourse about happiness and unhappiness in contemporary life look simplistic and banal.

 

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