The Covid-19 outbreak has made a serious impact on many vulnerable populations and revealed social justice issues (Lowell et al., 2022; Meda & Chitiyo, 2022). Embodying diversity and inclusivity...Continue reading blog post
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Catalysing Kuwait’s knowledge-based economy: Revamping higher education policy at Kuwait University for Vision 2035
The shift in education to digitisation has increased the need for adaptability and innovation (Ayoub et al., 2023). This pivot is deeply intertwined with the metamorphosis of higher education...Continue reading blog post
The United Nations Member States adopted The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in 2015. This Agenda continues to provide a global focus on peace and prosperity, both for people and the...
Social competence is a vital life skill: Universities should support students to take up the challenge
Universities are excellent at imparting technical and scientific knowledge to students; however, to what extent are universities good at passing on social competence, in particular intercultural...Continue reading blog post
Artificial intelligence (AI) prompts an existential crisis for universities (Bearman et al., 2022), stoking concerns that we may lose the human touch or that teachers and institutions may be...Continue reading blog post
The Russell Group (2023) recently published five guiding principles in advocating artificial intelligence (AI) usage in higher education. The document uses the ‘ethical use of generative AI’...Continue reading blog post
While artificial intelligence (AI), as an academic discipline, has been with us since the 1950s, knowledge of AI’s impact on formal education and all its stakeholders is in its infancy. To plug...
The problem of prejudice, discrimination and institutional racism in a post-92 higher education institution
This blog post looks forward to the forthcoming symposium at BERA Conference 2023, which will present the findings from two studies that were developed to examine the problem of institutional...Continue reading blog post
Drawing on the conclusions of five research projects commissioned as part of a wider initiative, BERA has published a statement on the position of education as an academic discipline. Celebrating...
BERA launched the Education: The State of the Discipline initiative in 2019 to offer a comprehensive account of the state of education as an academic discipline, as a field of practice, and as a...
An analysis of data from the Research Excellence Framework