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ERIC Number: EJ849036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1740-5866
Teaching Politics in UK Universities: A Survey of the Profession
Blair, Alasdair; Bromage, Adrian; Curtis, Steven
LATISS: Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences, v3 n2 p119-132 Mar 2007
In recent years one of the most significant changes in UK Universities has been the increased use of virtual learning environments (VLE) as a method of supporting learning and teaching. This has in part been influenced by research which suggests that student learning experiences can be enhanced by the judicious use of new technologies and partly by the possibilities that the technologies help academics and students operate effectively within a system of mass higher education, such as has developed in the United Kingdom. Despite the fact that Politics is a discipline that has traditionally been slow to embrace new technologies (in comparison with the physical sciences), there has nevertheless been considerable interest as to the manner in which Politics is taught, including the use of VLEs. Significantly, however, this interest has been based on case studies of developments within a particular university (Lee 2003; Lightfoot 2004) and there is therefore an absence of a national picture. The present paper aims to remedy this situation by reporting on the results of a questionnaire that was undertaken in September 2004 on the use of VLEs in the teaching of Politics across the UK higher education sector.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom