The impact of the shifting UK HE landscape on learning and teaching
- Status: in progress
The last 18 months has seen significant reforms in higher education across the four nations of the UK, unprecedented for a generation. This Policy Think-tank seeks to understand, discuss and debate the impact on learning and teaching and the student experience in higher education of the recent significant changes in UK higher education policy. Though taking very different approaches, the four administrations in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales are all seeking to reform and improve higher education provision by increasing the emphasis on learners. Through commissioning specific pieces of research, facilitating discussion and generating debate across the sector, the HEA will examine whether and how the student learning experience is being enhanced.
The work in this theme was launched with a webinar by Professor Roger Brown (Liverpool Hope University) who set out his views on the impact of the Government's reforms on higher education learning and teaching in England.
The theme has a number of strands with related research and discussion. These include:
- A literature review of 'Excellence in teaching and learning' (Reporting Summer 2013);
- An open call for proposals of research relating to the theme (Call now closed);
- A variety of seminars as part of the HEA's Research and Policy Seminar Series;
- A series of invitation only roundtables;
- A series of Think-pieces about early indications of the impact of recent higher education reforms.
Details of further activities relating to the theme will be provided on this page as they become available.
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