Improving What is Learned at University: An exploration of the social and organisational diversity of university education [NOOK Book]

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This book provides a unique insight into ‘what is really learned at university’ and how much it differs between students and between the universities they attend, challenging notions of ‘best’ or ‘top’ universities.

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Improving What is Learned at University: An exploration of the social and organisational diversity of university education

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Overview

This book provides a unique insight into ‘what is really learned at university’ and how much it differs between students and between the universities they attend, challenging notions of ‘best’ or ‘top’ universities.

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'Part II is the heart of this book, covering the following topics: universities, subjects, students, what students learned, what else students learned, the diversities and commonalities in the student experience. The book was well organized.' - Dian-fu Chang, Higher Education, 2011
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203863237
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/23/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 241
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Brennan is Professor of Higher Education Research at the UK Open University and Director of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Information.

Rob Edmunds is a Research Student in Systems Engineering and Human Factors at Cranfield University in the UK.

Muir Houston is Lecturer in Adult and Continuing Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Glasgow, UK.

Davis Jary is Visiting Professor in the Centre for Higher Education Research and Information at the UK Open University

Yann Lebeau is Lecturer in Educational Research in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia, UK.

Michael Osborne is Professor of Adult and Lifelong Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Glasgow, UK

John Richardson is Professor of Student Learning and Assessment in the Institute of Educational Technology at the UK Open University

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Table of Contents

Part 1 1. Commonalities and diversities of UK universities John Brennan and David Jary 2. The social and organisational mediation of university learning John Brennan, David Jary, John T.E. Richardson and Mike Osborne Part 2 3. The universities: cultures, organisations and reputations John Brennan, Mike Osborne and David Jary 4. The subjects: tribes and territories David Jary, Robert Edmunds, Muir Houston and Yann Lebea 5. The students: backgrounds, lifestyles and forms of engagement David Jary, Muir Houston and Yann Lebeau 6. What students learned at university John T.E. Richardson and Robert Edmunds 7. What else students learned at university John Brennan, David Jary and Muir Houston 8. Diversities and commonalities in the student experience Mike Osborne, John Brennan and Robert Edmunds Part 3 9. Implications for institutions, academic staff and students David Jary and Mike Osborne 10. Implications for society John Brennan Appendix Methods used in the study John T.E. Richardson, Robert Edmunds

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