Think pieces

Published think pieces from college HE practitoners. If you have an idea for a think piece or have one already written, please email the editorial team at scholarship@aoc.co.uk.

Think pieces produced in June 2015-June 2018 during the Scholarship Project can be found on the Scholarship Project website.

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In this think piece, John Lea looks at the question of HE pedagogy and whether there is a distinct college HE pedagogy which we should be developing.
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Enhancing the student experience via student-engagement is certainly a prevailing focus of Higher Education (Bryson, 2014). Following on from an earlier think piece (Lobb, 2018) I put forward the argument that the concept itself is often not sufficiently clarified and critically reflect on some of the current definitions of student engagement.
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In this think piece Sonia Pieczenko discusses the controversial subject of the use of English in undergraduate studies and offers some advice to college HE teachers
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Jenny Lawrence looks at the question of personal integrity in professional life and its central importance for developing a healthy culture in college higher education.
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Bootah Singh looks critically at the merits and dimensions of a teacher-scholar model for college higher education and how this approach could be promoted
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In this think piece Gail Hall looks at the merits of pursuing professional recognition for learning and teaching for college HE practitioners.
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