26 décembre 2017

HEPI 14th Annual Lecture: A perspective from Asia

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://www.hepi.ac.uk/"Teaching a liberal arts education

  • Massification of higher education in Asia has been accompanied by a desire to improve the quality of teaching. A notable trend, in this context, is that several leading universities have been strongly interested in, or have developed liberal arts education programmes. These typically emphasise broad-based curricula, interactive pedagogies like tutorials and small-group seminars, and extensive residential experience.
  • This approach contrasts with long-standing and entrenched traditions of early deep specialisation, and rote-learning based predominantly around lectures. The goals of these programmes vary but the common thread is to nurture graduates who have deep critical thinking abilities and creativity.
  • While the number of Asian universities that have launched liberal arts programmes is small, this is an indicator of a much wider interest in broader-based education and more interactive pedagogies that engage and activate student learning. The experience of the Yale-NUS College was briefly shared as an illustration. More...

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Parents: Your student children need your ££££

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://www.hepi.ac.uk/"Now, as we have repeatedly pointed out (see, for example, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/delays-uk-government-research-worse-than-embarrassing), we are debating student finance in the comparative dark. More...

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Universities must listen to what international students think about value for money

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://www.hepi.ac.uk/"As HEPI’s latest report on research funding showed, international students provide a vital source of research funding. On average, over the duration of their degree, each non-EU student contributes over £8,000 to UK research. With international student numbers under threat by strategic challenges, this is not guaranteed to continue in the future at the same level. More...

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Response to Danny Dorling’s claim that HEPI published information that was ‘not true’

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://www.hepi.ac.uk/"We welcome it when people challenge what we do because HEPI’s role is to encourage discussion. Our output is designed to educate, inform and enlighten. Although we never seek to provoke people for the sake of it, we do seek to provoke informed debate. Indeed, we routinely provide platforms for people who disagree with something we have said (see, for example, here and here). More...

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Over two-thirds (68%) of students now back Labour, but most of them think Labour (55%) and Jeremy Corbyn (58%) back Remain

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://www.hepi.ac.uk/"The Higher Education Policy Institute and Youthsight have polled students for their current political views, voting intentions and opinions about Brexit. The results are being published in A Brexit Youthquake (HEPI Policy Note 4). More...

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Three into two WILL go? Two-year degrees welcome, but no game changer…

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://www.hepi.ac.uk/"Making two-year degrees more attractive makes sense as the current rules aren’t great and more diversity is generally good in higher education – so long as quality is maintained. So the overall idea of altering the financial rules for two-year degrees is sound or even overdue. More...

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Response to the National Audit Office report

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://www.hepi.ac.uk/"It is true that the higher education market is still evolving and that there are areas where further improvements can be made – such as improved information for applicants. It is also good that the NAO have highlighted the sharp decline in part-time students, which is an urgent problem that needs tackling. More...

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Official forecasts for future student numbers cut by 125,000 – or more than 10%

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://www.hepi.ac.uk/"HEPI is today launching a short paper, Why the OBR’s forecasts on students must improve, that questions the Office for Budget Responsibility’s predictions of future student numbers. More...

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On average, graduates have few reasons to regret obtaining a degree and more reasons to be cheerful

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://www.hepi.ac.uk/"We have conducted the biggest survey of student wellbeing annually since 2014. We have consistently found students to be less happy and more anxious, on average, than both the rest of the population and young people overall. They are living away from home for the first time, confronting new ways of learning and worried about their future prospects. More...

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