Editors: Dr. Sharmina Mawani and Dr. Anjoom A. Mukadam
Student Empowerment in Higher Education draws together personal reflections of over 70 teachers and students in institutions of higher education from across the globe on a range of ways in which students are being empowered to engage with their learning and achieve successful outcomes. A key feature of these two volumes on student empowerment is that almost half of the chapters have been either solely authored by or co-authored with students. In these volumes the students look back and reflect on the various strategies employed by their teachers in higher education, and how these approaches promoted an increase in their confidence and eventual success. Teachers, in their chapters, reflect on their own experiences and the diverse ways in which they have employed strategies to support and motivate their students and how they have actively encouraged them to take greater responsibility for their learning in order to be the best version of themselves. These teachers also draw on the student voice to provide insights into their perceptions. Students, therefore, are at the heart of every chapter.
“In recent decades, higher education policy discourse has persistently implied that a university education is ‘delivered’ to students under the impersonal banner of ‘the student experience’. Not only does this commodify the diverse, individual experiences of students into one marketable product, it also creates false barriers and power dynamics between students and their teachers. In Student Empowerment in Higher Education, the students and lecturers who collaborated to write this important volume have literally blown such misleading notions out of the window! I highly recommend each varied and autonomous chapter to learn what really inspires confidence and success in university students.”
-Professor Sarah Hayes, Professor of Higher Education Policy, University of Wolverhampton
“The two volumes of Student Empowerment in Higher Education offer the reader rich and varied examples and understandings of student empowerment from around the world. The authors provide reflective accounts of learning and teaching from diverse perspectives and disciplines, which focus on many different areas of practice in higher education. It is this variety that will appeal to many readers, as the source of ideas and inspiration for numerous possible routes to empowerment. With many chapters co-authored by students and staff, the book models the collective responsibility students and staff have for enhancing student empowerment.”
-Dr. Catherine Bovill, Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement, University of Edinburgh; Fulbright Scholar, Elon University, North Carolina, USA; Visiting Fellow (Knowledge Exchange), University of Winchester
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