Populism in Higher Education Curriculum Development - Problem Based Learning as a Mitigating Response

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Abstract

What actually drives curriculum content and structure and learning and teaching methods? The object in this publication is to explore how curriculum content and learning methods – in this case, Problem Based Learning (PBL) – are shaped by non-academic, external social and political factors and in particular the extent to which populism and the populist agenda is influencing content and methods. A range of examples will be considered that affect teaching and learning PBL philosophy, methodology and tools : increased government (including international organizations such as the EU, OECD, UNESCO) directives and intervention; mass participation; movements to ‘decolonize’ the curriculum; gender politics; the impact of social media; the emphasis on a religious dimension; the need to adjust to widening participation/social inclusion; resurgence of nationalism; the rhetoric of entrepreneurism; the skills agenda; the implications of the shift to student centered learning; the influence of league tables; quality assurance structures; employers demands; emphasis on skills; privatization in Higher Education; work based learning and placement learning; international competition; funding including high tuition fees.
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What actually drives curriculum content and structure and learning and teaching methods? The object in this publication is to explore how curriculum content and learning methods – in this case, Problem Based Learning (PBL) – are shaped by non-academic, external social and political factors and in particular the extent to which populism and the populist agenda is influencing content and methods. A range of examples will be considered that affect teaching and learning PBL philosophy, methodology and tools : increased government (including international organizations such as the EU, OECD, UNESCO) directives and intervention; mass participation; movements to ‘decolonize’ the curriculum; gender politics; the impact of social media; the emphasis on a religious dimension; the need to adjust to widening participation/social inclusion; resurgence of nationalism; the rhetoric of entrepreneurism; the skills agenda; the implications of the shift to student centered learning; the influence of league tables; quality assurance structures; employers demands; emphasis on skills; privatization in Higher Education; work based learning and placement learning; international competition; funding including high tuition fees.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
StatusUnder udarbejdelse - 2019
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
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