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Jarvis, Peter, Ed. – 2001
This book's 18 chapters provide a multi-disciplinary analysis of lifelong learning and the learning society by doing the following: (1) examining the way that these phenomena have emerged; (2) analyzing the concepts; (3) discussing ways in which the learning society functions; (4) assessing the implications of the learning society for other…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Citizenship Education, Delivery Systems
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Nicholls, Gill – Studies in Higher Education, 2005
The latest UK White Paper has once again focused attention on the quality of learning, teaching and professional development in higher education. Underpinning the discussion is the premise that teaching excellence and professional development are essential for all academics, in particular new lecturers, which are firmly positioned within the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Nicholls, Gill – Teaching in Higher Education, 2004
This paper demonstrates how the introduction of the word scholarship in respect to teaching has become confused and misplaced and used to sustain and enhance a particular type of credibility to activities related to the enhancement of learning and teaching in higher education. Bourdieu's concept of symbolic culture is used to construct the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)
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Lomas, Laurie; Nicholls, Gill – Quality in Higher Education, 2005
This paper examines the introduction of peer review of teaching in a pre-1992 university in England. The paper first considers the theoretical dimensions. Peer review of teaching is generally seen as a quality enhancement rather than a quality assurance instrument and a powerful means of encouraging the continuing professional development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Quality Control, Peer Evaluation
Benn, Roseanne, Ed. – 1998
This document contains 43 papers presented at a conference on research in teaching adults at the University of Exeter, England, in 1998. Among the papers are the following: "Reconstructing Academic Practice: Research and Teaching in a University School of Adult Education" (David Boud); "Re-searching Adult Education Practice:…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Students, Andragogy
Nicholls, Gill – 2001
This book considers the present landscape of professional development in higher education in the United Kingdom, exploring the roles and implications of professional development and accreditation and the sometimes conflicting roles of teaching and research. The roles of professional bodies in the formalized staff development and accreditation in…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Nicholls, Gill – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2000
Clarifies the concept of professional development in the context of lifelong learning. Considers professional development as essential for researcher/teachers in higher education and discusses teaching as scholarship. (SK)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Professional Development, Scholarship
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Nicholls, Gill – Early Child Development and Care, 1998
Argues that science investigation by young children should not be constrained by rigid curriculum frameworks, but be prompted by natural curiosity, as in the constructivist approach. Maintains that cognitive abilities in science and investigative skills will develop if children are encouraged to test their observations, questions, and hypotheses…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Constructivism (Learning), Early Childhood Education, Educational Theories
Nicholls, Gill – 1997
This book reviews key aspects social, psychological, cultural, and contextual of the development of collaborative partnerships between elementary/secondary schools and institutions of higher education, and examines especially the nature of collaboration as part of the framework of professional development. After an introductory chapter, the first…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Change Strategies, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs