Changing Pedagogical Spaces in Higher Education: Diversity, inequalities and misrecognition

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 18, 2016 - Education - 180 pages

Higher education is in a current state of flux and uncertainty, with profound changes being shaped largely by the imperatives of global neoliberalism. Changing Pedagogical Spaces in Higher Education forms a unique addition to the literature and includes significant practical pointers in developing pedagogical strategies, interventions and practices that seek to address the complexities of identity formations, difference, inequality and misrecognition.

Drawing on research studies based across California, England, Italy, Portugal and Spain, this book analyses complex pedagogical re/formations across competing discourses of gender, diversity, equity, global neoliberalism and transformation, and aims:

  • to critique and reconceptualise widening participation practices in higher education

  • to consider the complex intersections between difference, equity, global neoliberalism and transformation

  • to analyse the intersections of identity formations, social inequalities and pedagogical practices

  • to contribute to broader widening participation policy agendas

  • to develop an analysis of gendered experiences, intersected by race and class, of higher education practices and relations.

Changing Pedagogical Spaces in Higher Education will speak to those concerned with how theory relates to everyday practices and development of teaching in higher education and those who are interested in theorising about pedagogies, identities and inequalities in higher education. Engaging readers in a dialogue of the relationship between theory and practice, this thought-provoking and challenging text will be of particular interest to researchers, academic developers and policy-makers in the field of higher education studies.


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2 Reconceptualising pedagogies and reimagining difference
3 Pedagogical methodology
4 Diversity difference inequalities and pedagogical experiences
student perspectives
6 Gendered formations in pedagogical relations and spaces
race ethnicity and social class in higher education
towards collective engaged pedagogies
Changing pedagogical spaces reclaiming transformation
Formations of gender and higher education pedagogies GaP
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Penny Jane Burke is Global Innovation Chair of Equity and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Gill Crozier is Professor of Education and formerly Director of the Centre for Educational Research in Equalities, Policy and Pedagogy in the School of Education at the University of Roehampton, UK.

Lauren Ila Misiaszek is Associate Professor in the Institute for International and Comparative Education in the Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University, China.

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