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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
A lot hangs on the summative grades that students are given. A good degree opens doors which otherwise might remain closed. Yet, as higher education is now a mass rather than an elite system, what is expected of its graduates is different from the expectations of previous generations. Students are expected not only to be able to demonstrate high standards... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 69.95
Presents the findings of new research into the problem of students dropping-out from their courses, and provides information that will help institutions understand and address the problem. The book clarifies definitions of non-completion, looks at what influences students to leave early, assesses the implications for the institution's performance and... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 57.00
Issues of retention and student success are topics of great interest. Government and the HE sector have woken up to the implications for public finance and equity of students not completing their studies. This book is useful for policy makers, higher education managers, and lecturers. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 57.00
What is assessed gets attention: what is not assessed does not. When higher education is expected to promote complex achievements in subject disciplines and in terms of 'employability', problems arise: how are such achievements to be assessed?. In the first part of the book, it is argued that existing grading practices cannot cope with the expectations... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 62.95
How can universities ensure that they are preparing their students for today's competitive job market? This book tackles the highly topical subject of graduate underemployment with insight and clarity. The authors argue the case for more sophisticated research into employability with passion and vision, discussing how employability-friendly curricula... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 72.95
Educational development is a major issue for higher education institutions (HEIs). It constitutes a major part of the research work of many academics. This practical volume, written by experienced practitioners in the field, is a guide to successfully managing an educational development project. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95
Programmes in higher education tend to focus attention on the student?s first year (because of concerns about student transition and retention) and on their final year (because of student exiting for their future careers). The middle year(s) of programmes receive relatively little attention which can often lead to a slump in student development at... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95
The new focus in learning is on developing the individual's capability. This work looks at this in the context of improving skills, lifelong learning and welfare-to-work. It debates the issues within the setting of institutional strategies, work-based learning, skills development and assessment. more...