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Colleges of higher education

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British Labour and Higher Education, 1945 to 2000 Ideologies, Policies and Practice

British Labour and Higher Education, 1945 to 2000 Ideologies, Policies and Practice

Author: Richard Taylor, Tom Steele Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2012

Higher education provision is an essential component (socially as well as economically) of modern social structures. British Labour and Higher Education focuses on the development of Labour policy on higher education from 1945 to 2000. It analyses the rapid expansion and series of fundamental transformations in higher education and Labour's part in both shaping and reacting to them. The authors explore the historical evolution and Labour's varying policy initiatives in the period, and question the place higher education has occupied in the various strands of Labour ideology. As always with 'Labourism', perspectives are contentious and contested, spanning the centralist 'Fabians', the liberal moralists, and the socialist left. How far, if at all, have Labour's policy stances in this area confronted the elite social reproduction functions of universities or the instrumentalist needs of corporate capitalism? Has this policy evolution given concrete evidence to support Ralph Miliband's pessimistic assessment of 'Labourism' as a political formation structurally unable to confront capitalist social structures, or to see a viable 'Third Way', as advocated by New Labour?

Consuming Higher Education Why Learning Can't be Bought

Consuming Higher Education Why Learning Can't be Bought

Author: Arthur L. Wilson, Joanna Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2012

Consuming Higher Education explores the status of students within the university and society, and the funding and purpose of higher education, drawing on empirical data, UK and USA government policy documents, speeches by policy makers and media representations of students. Joanna Williams moves beyond the debates surrounding fees to consider the impact of the consumption model on universities, learning, knowledge, and student identity. While consumer status initially appears to empower students, Williams argues that it ultimately erodes students' autonomy and reduces learning to an instrumental focus on credit accumulation. At the same time, in giving students consumer status, lecturers are encouraged to avoid intellectually or emotionally challenging content so as not to upset student consumers, which could promote dissatisfaction. Williams draws these themes and arguments together to consider what it means to be a student and to explore alternative conceptions of higher education.

Consuming Higher Education Why Learning Can't be Bought

Consuming Higher Education Why Learning Can't be Bought

Author: Arthur L. Wilson, Joanna Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/2012

Consuming Higher Education explores the status of students within the university and society, and the funding and purpose of higher education, drawing on empirical data, UK and USA government policy documents, speeches by policy makers and media representations of students. Joanna Williams moves beyond the debates surrounding fees to consider the impact of the consumption model on universities, learning, knowledge, and student identity. While consumer status initially appears to empower students, Williams argues that it ultimately erodes students' autonomy and reduces learning to an instrumental focus on credit accumulation. At the same time, in giving students consumer status, lecturers are encouraged to avoid intellectually or emotionally challenging content so as not to upset student consumers, which could promote dissatisfaction. Williams draws these themes and arguments together to consider what it means to be a student and to explore alternative conceptions of higher education.

Developing Student Criticality in Higher Education Undergraduate Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences

Developing Student Criticality in Higher Education Undergraduate Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences

Author: Brenda Johnston, Peter Ford, Rosamond Mitchell, Florence Myles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2012

Critical thinking is a major and enduring aspect of higher education and the development of criticality in students has long been a core aim. However, understandings of criticality are conceptually and empirically unclear. The book combines a well developed conceptual discussion of the nature of criticality appropriate for the twenty-first century, the extent to which it is attainable by arts and social science undergraduates, and the paths by which it is developed during students' higher education experiences. Drawing upon empirical accounts and case studies of teaching and learning in different disciplines, this book critically analyses higher education curriculum and policy documentation to explore higher educational processes, encouraging a re-evaluation of practice and educational values, and enabling the development of curricula which incorporate systematic attention to the development of student criticality. This book proposes a rounded conceptual vision of criticality in higher education for the twenty-first century.

Arts and Humanities Academics in Schools Mapping the Pedagogical Interface

Arts and Humanities Academics in Schools Mapping the Pedagogical Interface

Author: Geoff Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2012

In recent years interest in schools outreach and academic enrichment has increased dramatically, reflecting a greater social conscience and awareness of the impact that universities can have on the wider community. The transferable skills that academics bring to schools need to be honed for this new learning environment, as delivery methods and success benchmarks are radically different in a schools context. This collection addresses the numerous issues raised when arts and humanities academics become involved with schools, bringing together practitioners from a broad range of fields within the arts and humanities to share experiences and insights.

The University in Translation Internationalizing Higher Education

The University in Translation Internationalizing Higher Education

Author: Suzy Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2012

In recent years interest in schools outreach and academic enrichment has increased dramatically, reflecting a greater social conscience and awareness of the impact that universities can have on the wider community. The transferable skills that academics bring to schools need to be honed for this new learning environment, as delivery methods and success benchmarks are radically different in a schools context. This collection addresses the numerous issues raised when arts and humanities academics become involved with schools, bringing together practitioners from a broad range of fields within the arts and humanities to share experiences and insights.

Globalization and Internationalization in Higher Education Theoretical, Strategic and Management Perspectives

Globalization and Internationalization in Higher Education Theoretical, Strategic and Management Perspectives

Author: Felix Maringe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2012

Universities all over the world are increasingly recognising the challenges of globalization and the pressures towards internationalization. This collection draws together a wealth of international experience to explore the emerging patterns of strategy and practice in internationalizing Higher Education. Questions considered include: - How is the concept of globalization in the context of higher education understood by those who lead universities across the world? - What new challenges are being created as universities seek to become more international? - Which forms of leadership are needed and will be needed in the future in these transforming institutions and how are they going about preparing for and achieving this?

Analysing Teaching-Learning Interactions in Higher Education Accounting for Structure and Agency

Analysing Teaching-Learning Interactions in Higher Education Accounting for Structure and Agency

Author: Paul Ashwin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2012

This is a thorough investigation of the research, development, policy and practice of teaching and learning in Higher Education. Whilst current research into teaching and learning offers many insights into the experiences of academics and students in higher education, it has two significant shortcomings. It does not highlight the dynamic ways in which students and academics impact on each other in teaching-learning interactions or the ways in which these interactions are shaped by wider social processes. This book offers critical insight into existing perspectives on researching teaching and learning in higher education and argues that alternative perspectives are required in order to account for structure and agency in teaching-learning interactions in higher education. In considering four alternative perspectives, it examines the ways in which teaching-learning interactions are shaped by teaching-learning environments, student and academic identities, disciplinary knowledge practices and institutional cultures. It concludes by examining the conceptual and methodological implications of these analyses of teaching-learning interactions and provides the reader with an invaluable guide to alternative ways of conceptualising and researching teaching and learning in higher education.

Jung on Art The Autonomy of the Creative Drive

Jung on Art The Autonomy of the Creative Drive

Author: Tjeu Van den Berk Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/02/2012

In this book, Tjeu van den Berk examines C. G. Jung's personal perspective on art and how his work intensely engages with this theme. It analyses Jung's profound reflections on artistic considerations such as how we experience art, the specific qualities in the perception of beauty, the nature of the creative process and the aesthetic attitude. Jung on Art considers Jung's feelings about art simply being 'art' rather than reducing it to a moral, political, religious or psychological product. It also discusses Jung's notion that the artist is only a breeding ground for a piece of art, and once complete, the piece has an independent existence. Topics covered include: symbolism the difference between art and aesthetics Jung's ideas about himself as an artist the psychology of art Jung's perspective on modern art and surrealism. This book will be of great interest to all Jungian scholars, as well as those interested in the meeting of Jung and art.

Teaching and Learning on Foundation Degrees A Guide for Tutors and Support Staff in Further and Higher Education

Teaching and Learning on Foundation Degrees A Guide for Tutors and Support Staff in Further and Higher Education

Author: Claire Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/02/2012

This is a complete guide for academic tutors and support staff involved in teaching on Foundation Degrees. What is a Foundation Degree? What are the needs of Foundation Degree students? How should course design and delivery be shaped? This text is a complete guide for academic tutors and support staff involved in teaching on Foundation Degrees throughout England and Wales. The contributors explore the specific and diverse needs of Foundation Degree students, a unique client-group in Further Education (FE)/Higher Education (HE) who have differing academic qualifications and work-based experiences. They will address aspects of course design and delivery including teaching techniques, e-learning and assessment. Drawing together theory and practice, this text will provide clear practical models for how to successfully deliver Foundation Degrees. Exemplars from a wide-range of disciplinary areas are brought together to fully explore these areas through a variety of methods, including case studies, examples of teaching materials and diagrams.

Teaching and Learning on Foundation Degrees A Guide for Tutors and Support Staff in Further and Higher Education

Teaching and Learning on Foundation Degrees A Guide for Tutors and Support Staff in Further and Higher Education

Author: Claire Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2012

This is a complete guide for academic tutors and support staff involved in teaching on Foundation Degrees. What is a Foundation Degree? What are the needs of Foundation Degree students? How should course design and delivery be shaped? This text is a complete guide for academic tutors and support staff involved in teaching on Foundation Degrees throughout England and Wales. The contributors explore the specific and diverse needs of Foundation Degree students, a unique client-group in Further Education (FE)/Higher Education (HE) who have differing academic qualifications and work-based experiences. They will address aspects of course design and delivery including teaching techniques, e-learning and assessment. Drawing together theory and practice, this text will provide clear practical models for how to successfully deliver Foundation Degrees. Exemplars from a wide-range of disciplinary areas are brought together to fully explore these areas through a variety of methods, including case studies, examples of teaching materials and diagrams.

Jung on Art The Autonomy of the Creative Drive

Jung on Art The Autonomy of the Creative Drive

Author: Tjeu Van den Berk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2012

In this book, Tjeu van den Berk examines C. G. Jung's personal perspective on art and how his work intensely engages with this theme. It analyses Jung's profound reflections on artistic considerations such as how we experience art, the specific qualities in the perception of beauty, the nature of the creative process and the aesthetic attitude. Jung on Art considers Jung's feelings about art simply being 'art' rather than reducing it to a moral, political, religious or psychological product. It also discusses Jung's notion that the artist is only a breeding ground for a piece of art, and once complete, the piece has an independent existence. Topics covered include: symbolism the difference between art and aesthetics Jung's ideas about himself as an artist the psychology of art Jung's perspective on modern art and surrealism. This book will be of great interest to all Jungian scholars, as well as those interested in the meeting of Jung and art.