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Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Transgressing Boundaries

  • Prudence C. Layne
  • Peter Lake
  • Bridges approaches to teaching and learning across the boundaries of different cultures, disciplines and institutions

  • Overcomes once considered impenetrable and inherited boundaries in higher education

  • Presents teaching and learning as a collaborative and co-constructed process

  • Covers the cognitive, performative, and affective goals of students’ learning in an unique way

  • Represents a broad range of disciplines, fields and institutional types from all over the world offering a wide variety of settings

  • Builds on the rich expertise and background of the contributors to present some of the most creative and effective ways to improve student learning


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Prudence Layne, Peter Lake
    Pages 1-10
  3. Transforming the ‘Traditional’ in Higher Education

  4. Global Innovations in Teaching and Learning

  5. Transgressing Boundaries Using Technologies

  6. Restructuring Delivery, Formats and Modes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Royce Ann Collins
      Pages 221-235
    3. Peter Lake
      Pages 237-253

About this book


This book examines current trends in higher education and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. It introduces readers to pedagogical strategies that instructors worldwide are using to overcome some of the challenges they face in higher education. To maximize their students’ learning, this work argues that institutions are compelled to innovate their policies and instructors must be collaborative and creative in their practices in response to students’ growing demands, needs, challenges to their learning, and the shifting terrain of a rapidly globalizing world.

The text explores the idiosyncrasies and challenges that drive innovation across particular cultures, disciplines and institutions. It suggests that the responses to these drivers offer some universal and compatible lessons that not only optimize teaching and learning, but also transgress institutional, cultural, and disciplinary boundaries in higher education. The contributors to this collection work in the United States, the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia, Australia, Scandinavia and the Middle East. They represent a broad range of disciplines, fields and institutional types. They teach in varied contexts, durations, delivery modes, and formats, including online, study abroad, blended, accelerated, condensed, intensive and mortar-and-brick settings. Their higher education students are equally as diverse, in age, cultural backgrounds and needs, but willingly lend their voices and experiences to their instructors’ study of teaching and learning in their particular contexts.

This book harnesses the rich diversities and range our contributors represent and shares the results of their expertise, research, and assessments of some of the most creative and effective ways to improve student learning in the face of stagnant practices, limited resources, and other deficiencies that instructors and students face in higher education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Prudence C. Layne
    • 1
  • Peter Lake
    • 2
  1. 1.Elon UniversityElonUSA
  2. 2.Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Book Subtitle Transgressing Boundaries
  • Editors Prudence C. Layne
    Peter Lake
  • Series Title Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Professional.Learning,Dev.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-10481-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38234-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-10482-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 369
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Learning & Instruction
    Higher Education
    Educational Policy and Politics
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