New knowledge - New learning? Curriculum change in higher education and academic engagement in the Bologna process in Ireland

Slowey, M. and Kozina, E. (2012) New knowledge - New learning? Curriculum change in higher education and academic engagement in the Bologna process in Ireland. In: Handbook of Research on Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education: Incorporating Advancements. IGI Global, pp. 530-539. ISBN 9781466621220 (ISBN)

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The landscape of university undergraduate and postgraduate education in Ireland has undergone a significant change within the broader context of the Bologna Process in Europe. In recent years, a range of national steering initiatives have sought to promote curriculum reform, enhancement of teaching and learning, use of new learning technology, new forms of student support, and professional development of academic staff. The aim of this chapter is to analyse both underlying challenges and some significant achievements. The latter include examples of collaborative initiatives between academics and centres for academic practice and student learning in universities and joint projects across an alliance involving eight institutions of higher education. The authors also talk about the drivers of curriculum reform in higher education and illustrate how these are translated in practice through the introduction of a major curriculum reform initiative, the Academic Framework for Innovation (AFI) in one university. © 2013, IGI Global.

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Additional Information: Export Date: 23 February 2015; Correspondence Address: Higher Education Research Centre, Dublin City UniversityIreland; References: (2011) National Strategy for Higher Education, , Department for Education and Skills, Dublin, Ireland: Stationary Office; (2007) Tomorrow's Skills: Towards a National Skills Strategy, , Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, (5th Report). Dublin, Ireland: Stationery Office; (2005) Review of Quality Assurance in Irish Universities-Sectoral Report, , Higher Education Authority, Dublin, Ireland: Higher Education Authority and the Irish Universities Quality Board; (2009) National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education 2009-2013, , Higher Education Authority, Dublin, Ireland: HEA; Hughes, J., Munro, M., (2011) Curriculum Change and Academic Engagement: The DCU AFI Experience, , June, Paper presented at Realising Bologna Conference, Dublin: Dublin City University; Slowey, M., Lifelong learning and higher education in ireland: Turbulent times (2012) Global Perspectives on Higher Education and Lifelong Learners, pp. 60-81. , In Slowey, M., & Schuetze, H. G. (Eds.), London, UK: Routledge
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