Teaching in Higher Education (TEACH HIGH EDUC)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

Teaching in Higher Education addresses the roles of teaching, learning and the curriculum in higher education in order to explore and clarify the intellectual challenges which they present. The journal is interdisciplinary and aims to open up discussion across subject areas by involving all those who share an enthusiasm for learning and teaching. In particular the journal: Critically examines the values and presuppositions underpinning teaching Identifies new agendas for research Introduces comparative perspectives and insights drawn from different cultures Aims to apply and develop sustained reflection, investigation and critique to learning and teaching in higher education Considers how teaching and research can be brought into closer relationship and how teaching in higher education can itself become a field of research.

Current impact factor: 0.76

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2009 Impact Factor 0.686

Additional details

5-year impact 0.93
Cited half-life 6.10
Immediacy index 0.09
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.34
Website Teaching in Higher Education website
Other titles Teaching in higher education (Online)
ISSN 1356-2517
OCLC 45007367
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

  • Teaching in Higher Education 08/2015; DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1069266
  • Teaching in Higher Education 07/2015; DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1052786
  • Teaching in Higher Education 07/2015; DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1045860
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    ABSTRACT: While the time-honoured one-to-one supervisory model of higher research degree training has its advantages, recent research suggests that the model also has significant drawbacks, including its hierarchical nature. Nevertheless, this pedagogical model remains the default for higher research pedagogy. Using the discipline of music as a case study, where growing interest in practice-based research has lately demanded considerable fluidity in supervisory practices, this research explores the benefits and challenges of one-to-one models of supervision. Drawing on semi-structured interviews, dialogue forums, survey data, the extant literature and observations of practices at selected higher music education institutions in Australia, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, it recommends and suggests ways to implement more ‘horizontal’ approaches to research pedagogy. The findings of this research may improve teaching and learning experiences and outcomes in higher research degrees in music and the creative arts, and stimulate a reflection of supervisory approaches more generally across the sector.
    Teaching in Higher Education 04/2015; 20(5):1-11. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1036732
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    ABSTRACT: The emancipatory dimension to higher education represents one of the sector’s most compelling characteristics, but it remains important to develop understanding of the sources of determination that shape practice. Drawing on critical realist perspectives, we explore generative mechanisms by which methodology in pedagogic research affects the sector’s emancipatory potential. In this, we critique the research that led to the Structure of Learning Outcomes taxonomy. Our analysis here enables us to offer a revised version of the taxonomy that is sensitive to horizontal knowledge structures. We further consider a set of studies employing approaches to research that were sensitive to variation in knowledge across disciplines, social relations, reflexivity, corporate agency and other considerations, enabling us to illuminate the stratified basis for our explanatory critique. There is potential for our analysis to assist in developing approaches that are distinctive to research into higher education.
    Teaching in Higher Education 04/2015; 20(4):442-454. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1023286
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    ABSTRACT: This paper argues that all students, whatever their linguistic identities, can benefit from an explicit and structured introduction to academic writing. It argues that this tuition should no longer be seen as support, and therefore marginalised, but as a transformative process of acculturation that needs to be located in the mainstream of the university. For illustration, it examines a course that does precisely this and which, in a radical departure from other practices, is embedded in the curriculum as a requirement. It discusses the theoretical contexts of the course and shows how the content and methodology is underpinned and informed by new understandings of the cultural, linguistic and epistemological aspects of acquiring academic literacies.
    Teaching in Higher Education 04/2015; 20(5):1-12. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1026891
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    ABSTRACT: Against the background of vast changes in doctoral education and the emergence of non-traditional doctoral programmes, this paper investigates the habitus of non-traditional PhD students at a South African university. Bourdieu's conceptual tool of habitus informed the study. In-depth and open-ended interviews were conducted with 10 non-traditional students. Data analysis indicates non-traditional students' complex and multifaceted habitus. Non-traditional PhD students' dispositions and experiences include tenacious self-motivation and self-regulation in the face of severely constraining conditions, diverse epistemologies, hybrid goals, more communal orientations, perplexedness about ‘produce new knowledge’ and other requirements of the PhD, vulnerability regarding funds, complex self-change ranging from elation and affirmation to humiliation and confusion and exclusion and non-recognition at the department and faculty levels. These findings indicate greater challenges for non-traditional doctoral programmes that would respond to the academic and social needs of non-traditional students.
    Teaching in Higher Education 04/2015; 20(3). DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1017457
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    ABSTRACT: This paper takes up issues raised in two articles by Nick Zepke and portrayed here as ‘the Zepke thesis’. This thesis argues that the literature on, interest in and practices around student engagement in higher education have an elective affinity with neo-liberal ideology. At one level this paper counters many of the assertions that underpin the Zepke thesis, challenging them as being based on a selective and tendentious interpretation of that literature. It also points out the misuse of the concept of ‘elective affinity’ within the thesis. However, more significantly the paper argues that an understanding of how ideas are taken up and used requires a more sophisticated ontological understanding than the Zepke thesis exhibits. That thesis has strayed into the territory of the sociology of knowledge while ignoring the accounts and debates in that area developed over more than a century.
    Teaching in Higher Education 04/2015; 20(3). DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1016417
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    ABSTRACT: It remains ambiguous how college students form perceptions of professional development by identifying their emotional reactions and reflecting on their experiences in a situated setting. College students undergo professional development by participating in field experiences and reflecting on their experiential learning. In addition, researchers have increasingly insisted that student emotional reactions to learning should be addressed in higher education. Therefore, this qualitative study explored the emotional reactions of six college juniors and how they made sense of professional development, analyzing the contents of their reflective papers in a field experience course. The findings indicated that 10 types of emotional reactions caused students to form perceptions regarding professional development. The three major themes of these perceptions were acquiring and applying professional knowledge, the importance of self-understanding, and discovering professional attitudes. The study elucidates how college student awareness of emotional reactions could facilitate reflecting on experiential learning.
    Teaching in Higher Education 04/2015; 20(3). DOI:10.1080/13562517.2014.1001834
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    ABSTRACT: The paper presents an analysis of the forms of meaning making in Teaching in Higher Education between 2005 and 2013. Unlike other papers which have reviewed higher education journals the analysis was based on reading full papers. Previous analyses of journals have commented on the a-theoretical nature of much research into higher education. As we encourage critical work it was important to read in order to identify the practices of authors. Exemplars of different forms of meaning making were identified and these are discussed in greater depth. They included: description, reflection and reflexivity, explicit theorising and diverse forms of theoretically informed empirical analyses. The paper argues for a view of theorisation as an active, agentic, social practice. The paper suggests that there are rich knowledge making practices in the field. Rather than an a-theoretical activity analysing and theorising teaching in higher education in its all its necessary relations appears to be flourishing.
    Teaching in Higher Education 03/2015; 20(4):373-387. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1020781
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    ABSTRACT: Promises of ‘teacher-light’ tuition and of enhanced ‘efficiency’ via the automation of teaching have been with us since the early days of digital education, sometimes embraced by academics and institutions, and sometimes resisted as a set of moves which are damaging to teacher professionalism and to the humanistic values of education itself. However, both the embrace and the resistance can be seen to be anchored in a humanistic orientation to the project of education which recent work in the theory of critical posthumanism draws into question. Working within the broad frame of critical posthumanism, this paper will revisit the notion of teacher automation in higher education, exploring how as teachers we might enact new, resistant ways of playing at the boundaries of the human and machine.
    Teaching in Higher Education 03/2015; 20(4):455-467. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1020783
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    ABSTRACT: In a period when international flows of higher education students are rapidly increasing and diversifying, this paper reviews recent research evidence about the experiences of ‘home’ students - those who are not mobile and study in their home nation. This is situated within the concept of ‘internationalisation at home’, which asserts that these students should also receive an international educational experience: through interaction with international students, curriculum development and new pedagogic approaches. However, the evidence to date suggests that this is considerably more problematic than might be imagined. For example, home students across the world are often found to resist intercultural group work and generally to avoid contact with their international peers, leading to concerns about unequal access to transformative experiences and powerful knowledge. The conflict between ‘global worker’ and ‘global citizen’ approaches to internationalisation is discussed, as well as the increasingly hegemonic role of English.
    Teaching in Higher Education 03/2015; 20(4):412-430. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1022147
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    ABSTRACT: This article explores work published in Teaching in Higher Education that critically engages complex questions of difference and emotion in higher education pedagogies. It considers the ways that difference is connected to gender and misrecognition, and is experienced at the level of emotion, often through symbolic forms of violence such as shaming. Through such processes, some bodies are pathologized through misogynistic discourses that manipulate fear of the ‘feminization of higher education’. Characteristics associated with difference in HE, such as ‘being emotional’ or ‘caring’, are regulated and controlled through a range of disciplinary technologies. Pedagogical relations are thus deeply implicated in the gendered politics of (mis)recognition, and profoundly connected to the impact of the emotional on the body and the self. I conclude by re/imagining difference within feminist and critical pedagogies, aiming to open up interventionist spaces that address our relationality with Others.
    Teaching in Higher Education 03/2015; 20(4):388-401. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1020782
  • Teaching in Higher Education 03/2015; 20(4):359-361. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1022976
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    ABSTRACT: Drawing on the theoretical and analytical tools from the sociology of education, in particular the work of Basil Bernstein and Karl Maton, the paper explores the tensions within curriculum reform discourses and how these tensions play out in different global contexts. The analysis focuses on two curriculum reform policies - Hong Kong and South Africa. On the surface the policies appear to be addressing a similar problem of inadequate schooling systems and proposing a similar solution, the restructuring of the undergraduate degree from three to four years. Drawing on the principles of temporality and specialization from Legitimation Code Theory, the analysis shows that the underlying logic for these reforms is very different. A comparison of these different logics provides insight into the highly contested space of curriculum reform and the implications for addressing inequality.
    Teaching in Higher Education 03/2015; 20(4):431-441. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2015.1023287