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`I commend it to anyone with a concern for teaching in any of its forms' -School Leadership & Management In this controversial book, Peter Mortimore and a team from London University's Institute of Education explore what is meant by the term pedagogy.They investigate its context and describe some of the recent shifts in thinking about it. Pedagogy affects the way hundreds of thousands of learners of different ages and stages are taught. Yet, until recently, it has been a neglected topic. Instead of having access to systematic evidence about its impact, innovative teachers have been guided only by ideological positions, folk wisdom and fashionable enthusiasms for particular approaches.

Teaching for Supercomplexity: A Pedagogy for Higher Education
Teaching for supercomplexity: A pedagogy for higher education
RonaldBarnett and SusanHallam

In 1997, in the UK, the report of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education was published (NCIHE, 1997). That Report, over 400 pages in length together with several volumes of appendices, has helped to stimulate a national debate about higher education. Among the major issues that have held general public attention in the wake of that Report have been the funding of higher education, especially the research base but also the responsibility of students towards the costs of their education; access to higher education; standards; the professional development of lecturers and the nature of the curriculum. Largely overlooked in that debate, however, have been issues of ...

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