In recent years, teaching within higher education has undergone a shift toward increasingly student-led pedagogies, as institutions seek to improve student autonomy, motivation, and achievement (Rowley, Fook & Glazzard, 2018). As part of this... [...]
The transition from elite to mass higher education systems is a significant global development that forms the broader context for educational research that seeks to understand the experiences of higher education students, academics, teaching teams, change agents, leaders, departments, subject disciplines, professional fields, and institutions. There is a particular need for a critical perspective that dares to question current policy frameworks and uncovers contradictions that exist within the dominant managerialist and quality assurance paradigms. The aim of the higher education special interest group is to contribute to critical perspectives on higher education policy and practice. This is a broad remit that embraces interdisciplinary research and debate regarding appropriate and critical research methodologies. Recent research papers and symposia presented by SIG members have included the following themes:
- Teaching and learning approaches and issues
- Assessment in higher education
- Being an academic
- Being a student
- Policy trajectories
- Academic development and capacity building strategies
The SIG aims to create a supportive network of educational researchers through building symposia for the main conference, through smaller scale activity during the year, by supporting new and early career researchers, and by building links with other higher education research networks.
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This one-day event provides a forum for researchers, teacher-educators and teachers to discuss our current English curriculum and the ways in which the subject is assessed in school and FE/HE contexts. It is framed particularly by the alarming... [...]
Are there individual differences in developing spatial thinking skills of university students within a web‐based GIS mapping environment?
Spatial thinking as a set of cognitive skills is essential for success in academic, workplace and everyday settings, particularly in the contemporary information age. Existing research shows that geospatial technologies such as geographical... [...]
Although recruitment to undergraduate degrees in engineering in the UK has risen slightly in recent years, concerns remain. Last year, Engineering UK predicted an ongoing 20,000+ shortfall in engineering graduates and highlighted that Brexit... [...]
The ability to reflect in and on practice (Schön, 1983; 1991) is an integral professional skill within the field of education. This metacognitive process develops effective practitioners and promotes a network of self-constructed, interconnected... [...]
Online registration has now closed. If you want to attend this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of how to register onsite. The UK Government continues to reorganise and transform post-compulsory education to... [...]