By James Ladyman – The culture of higher education has changed dramatically in the last few decades. Changes introduced to increase accountability and improve the quality of both teaching and research have had unintended consequences. The drive for procedures and processes, where once there were simply judgments and decisions, may have raised some standards and eliminated some shoddy or even corrupt practice. However, the elevation of the mechanisms to ensure the correct use of academic expertise, to the status of […]
Higher education in the UK, and beyond, appears to be experiencing a period of unprecedented change. Together, global trends and national policies are generating a debate that is increasingly focussed on the cost of higher education. Tuition fees, research grants and ROI are the issues of the day.
It’s time to widen the debate. Pearson is pleased to present a range of bold, new ideas about the future of higher education. Leading experts from around the world, including a few less-well known voices, set out their vision for the future.
There is disagreement at times about priorities, but together this diverse collection demonstrates the qualities of higher education and how it can drive both economic growth and better wellbeing in the future.