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Fwd: LJMU Innovations in Practice

  LJMU's Innovations in Practice is now available, and can be viewed here: .  This issue features papers on:   ·          religion and faith on the campus ·          BAME underrepresentation in universities ·          Personal tutoring for undergraduates ·          Barriers to student engagement in sports clubs and societies ·          A review of UK HE policy reports and papers (Feb to Aug 2019)   (Plus book reviews on the feedback process, teaching online and mental health.)   The journal is intended to support those staff, new or experienced, in teaching and student support – to develop their scholarship and writing and critical reflection skills.   Hope you enjoy the issue, and wishing all a great Christmas/new year break.     Virendra Mistry       Virendra Mistry BA (Hons) MA CertHE PhD FHEA Academic Practice Developer, Editor-in-Chief Innovatio

Latest edition of the Journal of Learning Development in HE

Focus on postgraduate students and dissertation writing support

Fwd: Call for Contributions: Becoming Well Read 2020 (BWR20)

The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) would like to welcome contributions to Becoming Well Read, our annual academic reading symposium, April 1st 2020. This exciting, practice-focused day brings together experiences from a range of communities to explore academic reading practices, reflect on the challenges of teaching reading for academic purposes, and share interesting and innovative methods.   Following last year's highly successful event, the second symposium will continue to explore this vital but often overlooked aspect of academic literacy. It will be valuable to anyone whose central focus is educational, learning or academic development, and to academic teaching staff who are looking for new ways of supporting their students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Within the general theme of reading for academic purposes, we welcome proposals for active and participatory workshops of 45 minutes on the following themes: >

Fwd: New issue of Journal of Information Literacy

Dear Colleagues, I'm delighted to announce that the December issue of the Journal of Information Literacy has been published and is free to read and download at . This is our biggest issue ever, with a whopping nine peer-reviewed articles and seven project reports covering topics ranging from Social Living Labs to the Funds of Knowledge first-generation students bring with them to the academic setting. This issue also carries a guest editorial by Dorothy Williams, Editorial Board member and Emeritus Professor of Information Science at Robert Gordon University. Please read, enjoy and share with your colleagues!   All good wishes,   Emma Coonan Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Information Literacy   Dr Emma Coonan Research Fellow, Centre for Innovation in Higher Education   ARU, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT Anglia Learning & Teaching, 2 nd Floor, Abbeygate House Learning Development Services

Lists of Journals about teaching in HE

The Institute of Education Library guide Journal Rankings guide The ERIC list  Higher education journals: their characteristics and contribution Malcolm Tight

Threshold concepts web resource

Threshold Concepts: Undergraduate Teaching, Postgraduate Training, Professional Development and School Education A Short Introduction and a Bibliography fom 2003 to 2018 The Meyer and Land Threshold Concept            “ The idea of threshold concepts emerged from a UK national research project into the possible characteristics of strong teaching and learning environments in the disciplines for undergraduate education ( Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments in Undergraduate Courses ). In pursuing this research in the field of economics, it became clear to Erik Meyer and Ray Land [ 1-7 ], that certain concepts were held by economists to be central to the mastery of their subject. These concepts, Meyer and Land argued, could be described as ‘threshold’ ones because they have certain features in common. ”                       Glynis Cousin, An introduction to threshold concepts              Over the past decade this concept has been embraced by ma

Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education

Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education (TLTHE) serves as a forum for the reflective work of college faculty and students working together to explore and enact effective classroom practice. Published three times per year, the journal is premised on the centrality to successful pedagogy of dialogue and collaboration among faculty and students in explorations and revisions of approaches to teaching and learning in higher education. The journal has several aims: ● To include student perspectives and voices in analyses, affirmations, and revisions of educational practice at the post-secondary level ● To offer windows onto the development of pedagogical insights that faculty and students gain when they collaborate on explorations of classroom practice and systematically reflect on that collaboration ● To create forums for dialogue between faculty and students whose work is featured in this journal and others engaged in similar work ● To explore in particular the c

Fwd: Latest issue of International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) 3(2) is published

The 6th issue of the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) is available from In this issue you will find 16 manuscripts - 1 editorial, 5 research articles, 6 case studies, 2 reflective essays, 1 opinion piece, and 1 review. Together these contributions have been written by 26 faculty/staff and 18 students from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, UK and USA. The journal, which is hosted by McMaster University Library Press, is co-edited by students and staff/ faculty from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the UK, and the US. Traditionally students have largely been excluded from engaging in academic publishing.1 If you enjoy this Issue we hope you will support the journal in a variety of ways including: a)      Writing for the journal in any of the genres we publish. Please contact us with your ideas. We encourage you to send us ( <mailto: >) your proposals for

Fwd: LATISS Vol. 12, Issue 2

The latest issue of Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences (LATISS) has published! Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal: Volume 12, Issue 2 Editorial Penny Welch and Susan Wright Articles Capacity-building projects in African higher education: Issues of coloniality in international academic collaboration Hanne Kirstine Adriansen and Lene Møller Madsen Intellectual endogamy in the university: The neoliberal regulation of academic work Ana Luisa Muñoz-García Academic staff as 'transition managers' in interdisciplinary, international MA education: A Danish case study Hanne Tange Getting medieval on education: Integrating classical theory and medieval pedagogy in modern liberal arts classes Jonathan Klauke http://bit.

Fwd: Early View Alert: Higher Education Quarterly

Higher Education Quarterly Early View Online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue Open Access ARTICLES Understanding the evolution of the entrepreneurial university. The case of English Higher Education institutions Mabel Sánchez‐Barrioluengo, Elvira Uyarra, Fumi Kitagawa Version of Record online: 22 August 2019 We would be interested in a review when someone has read this! 

Fwd: NOW AVAILABLE - SEDA Special 43: Ten Ways to Investigate Research Supervision Practice

Ten Ways to Investigate Research Supervision Practice: Edited by Geof Hill and Sian Vaughan Research supervision is an academic practice that is gaining growing attention. In this publication a number of supervisors share the methods they have used to investigate and reflect on their supervisory practice. The intention in sharing their diverse and creative ways modes of investigation, and the benefits in their own greater understanding of supervisory practice these have brought, is to encourage other supervisors to investigate their own research supervision as a practice in ways that are personally meaningful and beneficial to them. This Special discusses nine different ways research supervisors have investigated their practice and, in an open tenth way, encourages the reader to investigate their own practices.   Please go to the SEDA Website to order this publication.   A one day workshop, Investigating Research Supervision Practice, is being held i

Fwd: New Issue of Learning and Teaching - Higher education reform in the ‘periphery’

A new issue of  Learning and Teaching has published!   Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal. Editors:  Penny Welch,  Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wolverhampton   Susan Wright,  Danish School of Education, University of Aarhus Volume 12, Issue 1 Higher education reform in the 'periphery' Introduction Higher education reform in the 'periphery' Mariya Ivancheva  and  Ivo Syndicus Articles Spa