The Realities of Change in Higher Education explores the theory and practice of the everyday reality of change to promote learning and teaching in universities. Drawing on international case studies, it analyses a range of practical strategies to promote change that enhance students' learning. Structured to flow from analysis of policy level change through to small-scale change at curriculum level, experienced practitioners consider key topics including: * national policies and strategies * different leadership styles * the advancement of teaching and learning through research and scholarship * how communities of practice may be effective agents for change in higher education * the relationship between techlogy and change * student assessment as a strategic tool for enhancing teaching and learning. With practical advice to enhance the learning experience of increasing numbers of university students, this book will appeal to all practitioners involved in improving learning and teaching outcomes in higher education.
Lynne Hunt is Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Computing Health and Science, Edith Cowan University (ECU), Perth, Australia. She is the recipient of three ECU awards for teaching excellence and the 2002 Australian Award for University Teaching in the Social Science category. She also won the 2002 Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year. Adrian Bromage is a researcher at Coventry University's Centre for Higher Education Development. He is currently involved in two major research projects, the evaluation of the University's 'Learn Online' initiative and the ESERC-funded ETL project. Bland Tomkinson is University Adviser on Pedagogic Development at the University of Manchester and Director of the Teaching and Learning Support Centre, UMIST.