Anthropology and 'Value-for-Money' Education
This temporary network aims to improve pedagogical practice through discussion of financial issues that affect the teaching of anthropology.
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This website has been set up by Jonathan Newman (University of Sussex) as part of a C-SAP funded project to look into the the impact of economic constraints on the teaching of anthropology and how strategies are employed to negotiate this situation.
C-SAP is funded by the UK Funding Councils for Higher Education to promote a scholarly and disciplinary-specific approach to the innovation and reform of learning and teaching in the social sciences.
It is independent of other websites or social networks provided by ning.com or other companies. Although it is linked in with other sites (including those with the ning.com name), the use of this temporary site does not require membership in any other place.
Reflexive pedagogical practice
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This project aims to support departments and teachers as they develop pedagogical strategies within financial constraints.
Investigation into how we negotiate and manage the influence of economic demands on teaching programmes enables us to consider how best to respond to the educational market and how, in this environment, we can improve departmental and teaching performance.
This website has been updated in March 2010 to reflect the input of participants' emails and conversations.
An anonimised detailed summary of this is now available, whilst in the forum there are responses and debates about the issues raised. Your input and discussion on these matters is very much welcomed.
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The Links page (Resources tab) allows easy access to government reports, different league tables, Lord Mandelson and The Department for Business Innovation and Skills, and educational bodies.