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Susan Wright and Penny Welch

academics used previously, but they tended to adopt it, as who can be opposed to quality? Yet policy documents and the procedures of the Quality Assurance Agency defined what counted as quality, and measured academic performance accordingly. These new

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Alienating students

Marxist theory in action

Megan Thiele, Yung-Yi Diana Pan, and Devin Molina

elementary school. Working-class students are more likely to be given mechanical and routine tasks than tasks that require creativity or independence, preparing these students for subordinate careers, where their job performance will be predominately based on

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Unreasonable rage, disobedient dissent

The social construction of student activists and the limits of student engagement

Jessica Gagnon

performance and measurement of engagement are rigidly normative. I question whether there is flexibility along the edges for challenging those restrictive limits. Axelson and Flick have suggested that ‘the phrase “student engagement” has come to refer to how

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Constructing and practising student engagement in changing institutional cultures

Lisa Garforth and Anselma Gallinat

student engagement is increasingly positioned as a way of circulating evidence about universities’ performance, informing prospective choices, and articulating new demands for student inclusion. In the context of these reforms, what is meant by student

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Sarah Amsler

academic labour (through casualisation, performance-based employment and the abolition of academic tenure), pedagogical relationships (with the legal redefinition of students as both capital and consumers), research infrastructure (through the

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Sam Pryke

. He says that the improvement was definite: ‘Students performance in quizzes and exams were significantly improved upon the implementation of Socrative from 66.76% in 2015 to 72.4% in 2016, and from 46.48% in 2015 to 59.45% in 2016’. However, he notes

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Enacting inclusivity in the preparation of emerging scholars

A response to programme reform in higher education

Saran Stewart, Chayla Haynes, and Kristin Deal

programme due to the emphasis on diversity and the scholarship produced by the faculty. As I examined my writings from the last year, three themes emerged: (1) performance, (2) (re)visibility of power and privileged structures, and (3) the confluence of

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Annika Strauss

in colloquiums largely neglect the experiential dimensions of fieldwork. In academic performances and the discussion of texts and fieldnotes, the body is silenced and disciplined and only particular expressions of the self are deemed acceptable. Many

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Multidisciplinary peer-mentoring groups facilitating change?

A critical educational praxis perspective

Melina Aarnikoivu, Matti Pennanen, Johanna Kiili, and Terhi Nokkala

institutional level. For example, mentoring has been reported to increase faculty motivation ( Bozionelos et al. 2011 ) and performance ( Noonan et al. 2007 ), reduce faculty attrition ( Baranik et al. 2010 ; Stockard et al. 2010 ), strengthen the research

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Digital Media and Contested Visions of Education

Wesley Shumar and Susan Wright

Development Office video < http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOpenUniversity#p/c/E773287D06945AAF > (accessed 3 March 2016 ). Papacharissi , Z. ( 2012 ) ‘ Without you, I’m nothing: performances of the self on Twitter ’, International Journal of