Caroline Lewis

Caroline Lewis

Supporting social justice through internationalisation: the case of Welsh higher education

Internationalisation has increasingly moved from the periphery to the centre of university activity (Brandenburg and de Wit 2011, Jiang Nan and Carpenter 2013), and is often used as a measure of performance in an increasingly globalised system of higher education (Soliman 2018). Definitions of internationalisation are subject to different interpretations…

Studying in my pyjamas: A case study of online learning and undergraduate experience

This research paper focuses on a small-scale trial undertaken with undergraduate Education Studies students into the integration of online learning through a virtual learning environment with traditional face-to-face delivery. Universities are well versed in the utilisation of VLE’s to provide additional support and information for students, however this research project…

‘But is this relevant for the assignment?’ A case study analysis of embedding and enhancing employability and enterprise skills in student assessment. Reflective observations and lessons learned.

The notion of graduate attributes is not a recent phenomenon, rather it is a long-held expectation that our student emerge from their higher education experience with the requisite skills to enable them to become a valued member of society. In recent times, such attributes have been articulated through government and…

Education and Devolution in Wales: Heaven or Hell?

Within recent years there has been no doubt that higher education has faced challenges on a significant and unprecedented scale. With the responsibility for student fees now lying firmly on the shoulders of the students themselves, this new conceptualisation of the university student as a consumer seems to have polarised…

A degree in Education Studies? What can I do with that?

Adapt or die’ (BBC, 2010), these prophetic words were delivered by former Education Minister Leighton Andrews to the higher education institutions of Wales in 2010. On one hand this statement can be considered a fait accomplis in terms of the requirement to physically restructure higher education institutions within the Principality,…