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Society for Research into Higher Education

Works: 471 works in 1,159 publications in 1 language and 42,156 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Case studies  Study guides 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: LB2322.2, 378
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On becoming an innovative university teacher reflection in action by John Cowan( )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This unusual book begins each chapter by posing a question with which college and university teachers can be expected to identify; and then goes on to answer the question by presenting a series of examples; finally, each chapter closes with 'second thoughts', presenting a viewpoint somewhat distinct from that taken by John Cowan. This book will assist university teachers to plan and run innovative activities to enable their students to engage in effective reflective learning; it will help them adapt other teachers' work for use with their own students; and will give them a rationale for the place of reflective teaching and learning in higher education."--Jacket
First generation entry into higher education an international study by Liz Thomas( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on international comparative research, this book explores the access and success of under-represented groups in tertiary education through the lens of 'first generation entrants'. It considers the participation and success of targeted equity groups in higher education internationally
Learning spaces creating opportunities for knowledge creation in academic life by Maggi Savin-Baden( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book introduces readers to new and emergent forms of learning spaces that need to be (re) captured in a academic life. It suggests that the ability to have or to find space in academic life seems to be increasingly difficult since we seem to be consumed by teaching and bidding, overwhelmed by emails and underwhelmed by long arduous meetings. Space for reflecting, thinking and writing are seen as important for the development of academe and the positioning of the academic self within it; yet currently there seems to a lack of realisation that we are losing ground because we are losing space
Gender and the changing face of higher education a feminized future? by Carole Leathwood( )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A notable feature of higher education in many countries over the last few decades has been the dramatic rise in the proportion of female students. Women now outnumber men as undergraduate students in the majority of OECD countries, fuelling concerns that men are deserting degree-level study as women overtake them both numerically and in terms of levels of achievement. The assertion is that higher education is becoming increasingly 'feminized' reflecting similar claims in relation to schooling and the labour market. At the same time, there are persistent concerns about degree standards, with allegations of 'dumbing down'. This raises questions about whether the higher education system to which more women have gained access is now of less value, both intrinsically and in terms of labour market outcomes, than previously." "Drawing on international and national data, theory and research, Gender and the Changing Face of Higher Education provides an accessible but nuanced discussion of the 'feminization' of higher education for postgraduates, policy-makers and academics working in the field."--Jacket
Higher education quarterly by Society for Research into Higher Education( )
in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flexible higher education international pioneers reflect by Elizabeth J Burge( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This unique book analyzes the work of over forty pioneers who helped drive key late twentieth century changes in access to, and learning in, higher education, via distance education. It examines how they defined their challenges, made decisions, coped with traditionalist resistance, developed new teaching and learning models, used various technologies, felt the excitement of innovation, and, above all, respected adult learners' goals and contexts." "The book also assesses the relevance of that experience and skill to today's contexts. Seven international leaders in adult, distance and higher education assess the pioneers' reflections to glean the ideas of most relevance for contemporary teachers and administrators."--BOOK JACKET
Foundations of problem-based learning by Maggi Savin-Baden( )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book closes a gap in the PBL literature. It is a thoroughly researched, well documented and engagingly written three part harmony addressing conceptual frames, recurring themes, and broadening horizons. An essential addition to your library"--Professor Karl A. Smith, University of Minnesota. "A comprehensive guide for those new to PBL, and suitable for those new to teaching or for the more experienced looking for a new challenge' - Dr Liz Beaty, Director (Learning and Teaching), HEFCE. 'This book vividly articulates the key ideas of PBL and provides new PBL practitioners with key guiding posts for its implementation. It is an excellent contribution to the art of using PBL' - Associate Professor Oon-Seng Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. What is problem-based learning? How can it be used in teaching? How does problem-based learning affect staff and students? How do we assess and evaluate it? Despite the growth in the use of problem-based learning since it was first popularised, there have been no resources to examine the foundations of the approach and offer straightforward guidance to those wishing to explore, understand, and implement it. This book describes the theoretical foundations of problem-based learning and is a practical source for staff wanting to implement it. The book is designed as a text that not only explores the foundations of problem-based learning but also answers many of the frequently-asked questions about its use. It develops readers understanding beyond implementation, including issues such as academic development, cultural, diversity, assessment, evaluation and curricular models of problem-based learning. "Foundations of Problem-based Learning" is a vital resource for lecturers in all disciplines who want to understand problem-based learning and implement it effectively in their teaching
Studies in higher education by Society for Research into Higher Education( )
in English and Undetermined and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Facilitating problem-based learning illuminating perspectives by Maggi Savin-Baden( )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of a broad range of issues relating to facilitation. It investigates understandings of facilitation; ways of equipping and supporting staff in terrestrial and virtual contexts; and ways of designing problem-based curricula that enhance learning
Challenging research in problem-based learning by Maggi Savin-Baden( )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents international research into Problem-based Learning within a range of subject and vocational disciplines, applications and cultures from a variety of perspectives: student, facilitator, module leader, curriculum designer. This book provides a range of findings related to designing, implementing, assessing and evaluating PBL courses
Towards strategic staff development in higher education by Blackwell( )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book focuses on strategic staff development in higher education, a sector in which it has been largely viewed as an operational activity with little organizational relevance. The book demonstrates how staff development needs to be based on modern theories of 'organizational learning', aligning itself with institutional and departmental needs as well as the wants and needs of individual staff. The book takes a broad definition of staff development and seeks to cover all aspects of the academic role and the interests of all staff. The traditional focus on teaching and learning is covered bu
The doctoral examination process a handbook for students, examiners and supervisors by Penny Tinkler( )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It also incorporates a wealth of information that most supervisors and examiners only acquire through years of experience ... this book deserves to be widely read and, if it is, it should contribute to an improvement in the quality of both research degree examining and the student's performance at the viva."--Professor Diana Woodward, University Director of Research, Napier University, Edinburgh and retiring UKCGE Executive Committee Member. 'Importantly the book deals with perspectives of all three concerned parties, i.e., the candidate, examiner and supervisor. It is ... a very useful guide to appreciate and prepare for the different stages of the doctoral examination process.' - "Higher Education Quarterly". What is the viva and how can students prepare for it? What should supervisors consider when selecting PhD examiners? How should examiners assess a doctoral thesis and conduct the viva? The doctoral examination process has been shrouded in mystery and has been a source of anxiety and concern for students, supervisors and examiners alike. But now help is at hand. This book sheds new light on the process, providing constructive ways of understanding the doctoral examination, preparing for it and undertaking it. This book stands alone in the field due to the extensive research undertaken by the authors. Over a four year period, surveys and interviews were undertaken with candidates and academics from a wide range of disciplines throughout Britain. Outcomes and ideas from the research have been united to provide the most comprehensive information available. Real life accounts and case studies are combined with useful advice, tasks and checklists to create an illuminating handbook. This user-friendly book is a vital resource for anyone involved in the doctoral process. No doctoral candidate, examiner or supervisor should be without it
Educational development discourse, identity and practice by Ray Land( )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on issues relating to quality in teaching and learning this book focuses on the work and research of educators concerned with the enhancement of the student experience in higher education
Globalization and reform in higher education by Heather Eggins( )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the ability of each higher education system to produce the highly-skilled citizens required in the twenty first century becomes crucial, governments are recognizing and responding to global, as well as local, economic and cultural changes. Moreover, as the effects of globalization spread, their impact upon individual governments and their higher education institutions are becoming steadily more apparent. This book charts the key issues that are involved in reforming higher education to meet new global challenges. It draws on a team of distinguished international researchers from North Ameri
Reconceptualising evaluation in higher education the practice turn by Murray Saunders( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is high investment in projects that enhance the quality of teaching and learning within the higher education sector. These projects require evaluation, but the higher education sector has not conceptualized such evaluation work. This book aims to aid understanding, drawing on a set of evaluative practices to foster understanding
Assessment, learning and employability by Peter Knight( )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is assessed gets attention: what is not assessed does not. When higher education is expected to promote complex achievements in subject disciplines and in terms of 'employability', problems arise: how are such achievements to be assessed?. In the first part of the book, it is argued that existing grading practices cannot cope with the expectations laid upon them, while the potential of formative assessment for the support of learning is not fully realised. The authors argue that improving the effectiveness of assessment depends on a well-grounded appreciation of what assessment is, and wh
Higher education and the lifecourse by Maria Slowey( )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The enquiring university compliance and contestation in higher education by Stephen Rowland( )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doctoral study in contemporary higher education by Howard Green( )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How can the full range of doctoral study in the UK be best described? What are the key features that are driving change to the system? What are the implications of current initiatives and the increasingly international context of research degree study? This book covers the differing kinds of doctorate award that exist currently and discusses critically issues that arise from the ways in which related forms of doctoral study are organized and assessed. It focuses on doctoral study, in all its forms, in the higher education sector in the United Kingdom, while being contextualised within an international dimension. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative data, the book focuses on the diversity in doctoral study. It examines the current state of the full range of doctoral awards, describes them, and then critically analyses tensions that exist. For example, it assesses the definitions and relations between different kinds of doctoral award, the pedagogy that surrounds them and the examination phases of each. The book also offers suggestions of ways to resolve the tensions associated with different forms of study and indicates possible future directions.; "Doctoral Study in Contemporary Higher Education" is an essential text for those who manage, fund and deliver education at doctoral level
Higher education pedagogies a capabilities approach by Melanie Walker( )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book sets out to generate new ways of reflecting ethically about the purposes and values of contemporary higher education in relation to agency, learning, public values and democratic life, and the pedagogies which support these. It offers an alternative to human capital theory and emphasises the intrinsic as well as the economic value of higher learning. Based upon the human capability approach, developed by economist Amartya Sen and philosopher Martha Nussbaum, the book shows the importance of justice as a value in higher education."--BOOK JACKET
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