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Prudence C. Layne, Peter Lake, Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Transgressing Boundaries, Vol. 11 of the Series: Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education, Springer, 2015. ISBN 978-3-319-10482-9. Pages: 369
This book examines current trends in higher education and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. It introduces readers to pedagogical strategies that instructors worldwide are using to overcome some of the challenges they face in higher education. To maximize their students’ learning, this work argues that institutions are compelled to innovate their policies and instructors must be collaborative and creative in their practices in response to students’ growing demands, needs, challenges to their learning, and the shifting terrain of a rapidly globalizing world. The text explores the idiosyncrasies and challenges that drive innovation across particular cultures, disciplines and institutions from the United States, the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia, Australia, Scandinavia and the Middle East. The book harnesses the rich diversities and range our contributors represent and shares the results of their expertise, research, and assessments of some of the most creative and effective ways to improve student learning in the face of stagnant practices, limited resources, and other deficiencies that instructors and students face in higher education.