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  • Med School Uncensoredby Richard Beddingfield

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2017; US$ 18.99

    An entertaining insider's guide to the good, the bad, and the ugly of med school--with everything pre-med and med students need to know, from day one, to maximize opportunities and avoid mistakes. Cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and recent med school grad Dr. Richard Beddingfield serves as an unofficial older brother for pre-med and incoming med... more...

  • Re-thinking Legal Education under the Civil and Common Lawby Richard Grimes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Whilst educational theory has developed significantly in recent years, much of the law curriculum remains content-driven and delivered traditionally, predominantly through lecture format. Students are, in the main, treated as empty vessels to be filled by the eminent academics of the day. Re-thinking Legal Education under the Common and Civil Law... more...

  • Professionalism in Practiceby Kay Sambell; Sally Brown; Linda Graham

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 93.31

    This book acts as a highly practical guide for new and experienced lecturers, learning supporters and leaders in Higher Education; and offers plentiful examples and vignettes showing how learning can be brought to life through activity and engagement. It offers numerous pragmatic illustrations of how to design and deliver an engaging curriculum, and... more...

  • Macroeconomic Aspects of Aging and Retirement of College and University Teachersby Geeta Nair

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 50.15

    This book explores the universal and highly topical issues of ageing and retirement. It places a particular focus on the macroeconomic aspects of the ageing and retirement of college and university teachers, through a case study of teachers and professors in France and India. While the ageing of the population and the financing of the pension system... more...

  • Informed Architectureby Marco Hemmerling; Luigi Cocchiarella

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 116.65

    This book connects the different topics and professions involved in information technology approaches to architectural design, ranging from computer-aided design, building information modeling and programming to simulation, digital representation, augmented and virtual reality, digital fabrication and physical computation. The contributions include... more...

  • Youth Identities, Education and Employmentby Kate Hoskins

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 93.31

    This book investigates how policy, family background, social class, gender and ethnicity influence young people’s post-16 and post-18 employment and education access. It draws on existing literature, alongside new data gathered from a case study in a UK state secondary school, to examine how policy changes to the financial arrangements for further... more...

  • Disability, Avoidance and the Academyby David Bolt; Claire Penketh

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Disability is a widespread phenomenon, indeed a potentially universal one as life expectancies rise. Within the academic world, it has relevance for all disciplines yet is often dismissed as a niche market or someone else’s domain. This collection explores how academic avoidance of disability studies and disability theory is indicative of social prejudice... more...

  • University Community Engagement and Lifelong Learningby Julia Preece

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 93.31

    This book offers a conceptual re-think of how university community engagement functions as a lifelong learning resource for communities. While having a specific focus on the South African context, it has important implications for other universities which are concerned with their communities, and makes a compelling argument for the university as a... more...

  • Strengthening Teaching and Learning in Research Universitiesby Bjørn Stensaker; Grahame T. Bilbow; Lori Breslow; Rob van der Vaart

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 93.31

    This book offers a range of approaches and specific examples of how a sample of internationally leading research-intensive universities, from a variety of regions around the world, work to improve teaching and learning. It describes and analyzes broad university initiatives and approaches that have the potential of driving institution-wide change... more...

  • Discursive Perspectives on Education Policy and Implementationby Jessica Nina Lester; Chad R. Lochmiller; Rachael E. Gabriel

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.40

    This edited volume demonstrates some of the potential contributions of discourse analytic approaches to the study of education policy and its implementation within particular policy contexts. Contributing authors provide a range of perspectives, examining education policy using both micro-analytic traditions and more macro-analytic traditions. With... more...