Academic diversity and its implications for teaching and learning

Hosein, Anesa and Rao, Namrata (2020) Academic diversity and its implications for teaching and learning. In: Understanding Contemporary Issues in Higher Education. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780367374150 (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

This chapter seeks to examine the academic diversity in the contemporary higher education institutions and considers the possible implications of such diversity for learning and teaching (L&T) in their approaches, practices and policies in British academia. Using the UK as a case study, we examine the higher education statistics (HESA 2015/2016 data), to determine the extent of the academic diversity. We explore the academic workforce in the UK through a multitude of lens including that of the nature of their academic contracts (full time or part time), the focus on academic work (teaching only, research only or teaching and research), age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and disability. Some of the key questions pertinent for higher education environments in relation to these aspects are discussed, such as what implications might an exposure to a largely White male dominated academic workforce have on the learning experience of students.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Academic Diversity; Learning and Teaching in HE; Secondary data analysis
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
Depositing User: Namrata Rao
Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 16:13
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 11:07
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/3071

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