Learning and Teaching
The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences
Aims & Scope
Editors: Penny Welch, School of Law, Social Sciences and Communication, University of Wolverhampton and Susan Wright, Danish School of Education, University of Århus
Learning and Teaching (LATISS) is a peer-reviewed journal that uses the social sciences to reflect critically on learning and teaching in the changing context of higher education.
The journal invites students and staff to explore their education practices in the light of changes in their institutions, national higher education policies, the strategies of international agencies and developments associated with the so-called international knowledge economy.
The disciplines covered include politics and international relations, anthropology, sociology, criminology, social policy, cultural studies and educational studies. Recent topics include curriculum innovation, students’ academic writing, PhD research ethics, neo-liberalism and academic identity, and marketisation of higher education.
The readership spans practitioners, researchers and students. It includes undergraduates and postgraduates interested in analysing their experience at university, newly appointed staff taking a qualification in learning and teaching, staff of learning and teaching units, experienced teachers in higher education and researchers on university reform.
Subjects: Education, Social Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 3, Winter 2013
SPECIAL ISSUE: The Ethnography of the University
Dedication: William F. Kelleher
The Ethnography of the University Initiative: a decade of student research on the university
Gina Hunter and Nancy Abelmann
Locating queer culture in the Big Ten
Siobhan B. Somerville
The persistence of racial discomfort on campus: ethnographic perspectives from underrepresented student researchers
The comforts and discomforts of race
Soo Ah Kwon
Anti-racist teaching, student ethnography, and the multiracial model of Islam
Critical race ethnography of higher education: racial risk and counter-storytelling
Reinventing the university: EUI as writing initiative
Examining the university: EUI at the confluence of student research, institutional critique, pedagogical community-building, and technological change
Interview with Les Back on the Online Publication of His Academic Diary
An interview with Les Back, professor of sociology at Goldsmith's College by his colleague in the department, Kate Nash, on the online publication of Academic Diary, his collection of essays reflecting on, often small, incidents in his daily life as an academic in relation to processes of change in higher education in Britain. In a wide-ranging conversation, Les and Kate touch upon the relationship between the form and content of the diary, the changing environment of British academia, the diary as an example of the "sociological imagination" as an attempt to join conversations about what universities are and may become, and the present and future of the university.
Part 1- Form and Content of the Diary