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Ireland: Evaluation of Responses of Higher and Further Education Sectors to COVID-19

ISBN 9780367023188, october 30 2020, Routledge, 284 Pages, 3 B/W lllustrations

Located within the global changing contexts of higher education in the 21st century, this book examines the reform of the teaching and learning practices in Vietnamese universities under the Higher Education Reform Agenda and the influence of internationalisation on the higher education sector. Specifically, it analyses the motives, current implementation, effectiveness, and challenges of these reforms, especially from student perspectives. Analysing approximately 4300 survey responses and interviews with students, the book covers a range of key issues related to teaching and learning in higher education which have attracted attention in recent years, including:

  • The learning environment
  • Student support and first-year transition
  • Student-centred teaching
  • The use of credit-based curricula
  • The use of information and communication technology
  • Internationalisation at home in higher education
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Work placements
  • Informal learning via extra-curricular activities
  • Students’ perception of the values of university education.

The publication is available here.