Learning Space Design in Higher Education
One of the most significant recent trends in Higher Education has been the move from a focus on teaching to one on learning. But, as anyone who has ever run programmes or courses will recognise, both the physical geography and the ethos of the location have major impacts on the quality of the resulting learning experience. Hence the current interest in learning spaces – considered here as ‘sites of interaction.’
The fourteen chapters of this anthology,
Offering successful postgraduate education programmes is considered both a quality stamp and an important competitive advantage for higher education institutions. We see that top ranked and highly benchmarked HEIs most often run highly successful postgraduate programmes.
Libri Publishing Ltd. has recently published the anthology “Postgradutate Education. Form and Function” dealing with three important areas of postgraduate education:
Learning in postgraduate educationDeveloping a curriculum for postgraduate educationSupervising postgraduate learning.
These themes are vital for a close understanding of how postgraduate education can be fostered in higher education – both in facilitating learning and as students’ learning outcome.
The book on Quality Enhancement focuses on approaches to Quality Enhancement (QE) at universities, a process which has significant differences to the interrelated concept of Quality Assurance (QA), particularly in relation to aspirations for change. The international scholars and academic practitioners contributing to “Quality Enhancement of University Teaching and Learning” all present interesting cases on how to enhance the quality of university teaching and learning, and thereby generate a culture of quality in Higher Education.
New book on Simulations Games and Role-play in University Education
This book showcases how authors are using simulations games and role-play in higher education. It was written at the 6th international academic LiHE-symposium in Sydney. It is edited by Claus Nygaard, Nigel Courtney and Elyssebeth Leigh. It covers inspiring cases of the use of simulations, games and role-play as vehiches to improve university students’ learning outcomes.
The contents include a balance of theory and practice,
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATIONBook on Student Engagement in Higher Education
With the publication of this book on student engagement in higher education, Birmingham City University has proven itself as a true pioneer on student engagement. Its’ student engagement strategies are shown in 15 compelling chapters co-written by students and staff.
The writing process of the book itself followed the well known and proven LiHE-symposium format, where a call for chapters and symposium participation was circulated around BCU.
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Out of the LIHE ’08 Symposium came this international anthology:Claus Nygaard & Clive Holtham (eds.): “UNDERSTANDING LEARNING-CENTRED HIGHER EDUCATION”, CBS PRESS, August 2008, 361p. It is available online from Amazon.com, Buy.com and CBS PRESS.
“Understanding Learning-Centred Higher Education” addresses the importance of moving from a content-based view to a learning-centred view of higher education. In 18 chapters researchers and practitioners from five continents discuss three central themes that concern learning-centred higher education: 1) the concept of learning;