Educating the educators
London Met academics Dr Hazel Messenger, Digby Warren and Dr Wendy Bloisi have come together to produce a book chapter entitled Home and Away in the publication University Partnerships for Academic Programs and Professional Development, which is part of the Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning series (Emerald Group Publishing). The series is designed to showcase faculty and institutions who are using innovative teaching and learning practices to more effectively engage students and faculty in the teaching and learning process.
The Home and Away chapter analyses the diverse ways in which London Met are partnering and collaborating with other institutions to fulfil our missions and values. Hazel, Digby and Wendy discuss the different theoretical frameworks and models used and the benefits and challenges that arise with academic and programme development. In particular, the chapter includes a case-study analysis of a learning and teaching development programme detailing a transformative partnership with a private Higher Education institution (HEI) in Sri Lanka.
Some of their findings include that transnational arrangements between different types of higher education institutions provide an interesting example of partnership working – in essence, business arrangements with learning as a core organising principle.
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