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Module Design in a Changing Era of Higher Education

Academic Identity, Cognitive Dissonance and Institutional Barriers

Authors: Binns, Carole

  • Critically examines how university modules are designed and redesigned for changing student populations
  • Explores how academic staff approach the task of module design/redesign ‘in real life’ as opposed to the ideal processes which are often set out in the leading texts on educational development
  • Suggests important implications for academic staff and educational developers across all subject areas
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About this book

This book explores the module design experiences and practices of academics employed within one UK university, and during a period of social and economic change in which university staff are designing and delivering curricula for changing student populations, with different profiles and expectations than previous generations. The book raises issues such as why, in a climate of reduced resources, staff increase their own workloads by re-writing lectures to accommodate changing student needs, and how institutional practices that are used to encourage curriculum innovation are often having a perceived opposite effect. It will appeal to academic staff, students of higher education studies, and policy-makers within the education sector.

About the authors

Carole Binns is Lecturer in Criminal Justice Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Bradford, UK.

Reviews

“Designing modules is a critical component of many lecturers’ working life with potentially far-reaching consequences for both the staff and student experience. Despite its importance, this activity is under-researched, and often taken for granted by university management. This timely and important book questions our understanding of the module design process and raises practical and theoretical issues which all academic and university managers need to worry about.” (Peter Hartley, Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University, UK)

Buy this book

Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55369-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Module Design in a Changing Era of Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Academic Identity, Cognitive Dissonance and Institutional Barriers
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55369-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 242
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