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, Sonia Pieczenko revisits the grade inflation question by asking whether this focus is unhelpfully skewing what we understand by a good quality HE experience.
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In this think piece, Eve Rapley revisits research and scholarship in college higher education by focusing on the role and responsibilities of university partners.
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Gail Hall looks at the role of Twitter and how it could make a positive contribution to professional development for busy college based HE teachers
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In this think piece Tom Feldges discusses the thorny issue of grade inflation and social justice, and how the college higher education student seems to have got lost somewhere in the debate.
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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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