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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Cultures and Change in Higher Education

Theories and Practices

ISBN 9781403948533
Publication Date September 2008
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Universities into the 21st Century

Describes approaches to understanding cultures in higher education, paying particular attention to cultures and cultural construction at departmental level. Implications of cultural characteristics for issues around change initiatives, including the enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment are a key focus of this book.

PAUL TROWLER is Professor of Higher Education, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, UK. He is a member of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Development Committee, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Higher Education. He has published widely in the area of policy, cultures and change in higher education.

Introduction
Understanding Changes in Higher Education
A Sociocultural Understanding of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Regimes: A Brief Overview
Teaching and Learning Regimes Deconstructed
Organizational Shape and Processes: Learning Architectures, Enhancement Cultures
Enhancing Teaching and Learning
Researching for Change
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References
Index

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"It providesa refreshing voice in what is often a fairly turgid field". - John Brennan, CHERI, UK
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