Curating the contributions of Twitter users via hashtags, crowd-sourced syllabi respond to evolving crises and critical questions in real time, resulting in living materials for educators, scholars and students. This book showcases how crowd-sourced syllabi are filling a gap in educational efficacy
by providing access to forgotten, hidden, unsanctioned and unpopular resources.
Recognising that educational institutions are no longer able to provide the timely and critical response to emergent situations that punctuate the everyday, Leanne McRae invites readers to re-assess the tools and frames that determine how meaning is made, and consider how by rethinking the way that
syllabi are constructed, we might resist the limitations of our curriculums. By reading this book we learn how the crowd-sourced syllabus cultivates possibilities for a double refusal – the refusal to be dominated, as well as a refusal to dominate.
This book is insightful reading for teachers, scholars and students who are interested in how to utilise, contribute to, and circulate the crowd-sourced syllabus in order to deepen the range, type and immediacy of resources available to us.
Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger, Mandla Makhanya
As the demand for quality education grows, whilst resources are limited, innovative pedagogy is the only solution that can bridge both scarcity and quality. This edited collection showcases how innovative approaches to teaching and learning have become the need of the hour in higher education. How
might new technologies and a fresh take on curriculum design create a sufficient impact on learners?
Pouring renewed emphasis onto the practice of innovative pedagogy, the authors chronicle the success stories of fresh interventions, and demonstrate the potential impact of re-inventing the learner-centered approach. With insight from academics around the world, including action-based models, the
authors address the challenges which they faced while implementing new and sometimes radical methods, and provide a roadmap for future change.
Pooling a wealth of experience on how to create an efficient learning environment in today’s competitive world, this book prepares educators, policymakers and other stakeholders to embrace transformational change within their institutions.
Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger, Craig Mahoney
Universities are no longer functioning in isolation but are preparing to be agents of social change by actively involving students in community life beyond the classroom. This book explores social responsibility and education, looking to social ethics theory and the value proposition of higher
Understanding that pedagogies that are based on the inculcation of social responsibility can lead to social and economic benefits for students and society at large, the authors present case studies of policies and practices used in institutions across the globe to give readers an insight into how
social responsibility is embedded into the curriculum. While no one approach is prescribed as the benchmark, the chapters help readers to understand the practices that academics are implementing across cultural environments, in India, Nigeria, Canada, New Zealand and in the US.
As students are bearing an increasing proportion of the costs of their participation in higher education, increasing attention has been paid nationally and internationally to the issue of what higher education does for its students. What do students gain from engaging in higher education, and how
might this be accurately measured?
This volume explores the latest thinking, research and practice on this topic from across the globe. Acknowledging that institutions of higher education, along with national governments and international organizations, are closely concerned with the answers to these questions, the authors
demonstrate how it is critically important to be able to demonstrate convincingly and transparently how students have progressed, and what measurable skills and knowledge they have acquired.
Although academic freedom in teaching and learning methods is crucial to a nation’s growth, the concept comes with numerous misnomers and is subjected to much academic debate and doubt. This volume maps out how truth and intellectual integrity remain the fundamental principle on which the
foundation of a university should be laid.
Seeking to widen the frontiers of academic freedom, the authors serve up a diverse range of case studies and examples of real-life practice to encourage readers to recognize the importance of the academic freedom of faculty and students, and acknowledge this freedom as one of the main goals to be
achieved by any university. Ultimately, the authors demonstrate that the autonomy to work freely remains the foremost criterion of success, that it is a pre-requisite to facilitating the advancement of knowledge and quality of research in any institution of higher education, and is to be encouraged
and supported by the leadership teams within those institutions.