Flexible Pedagogies: part-time learners and learning in higher education

This research was part of the Flexible Pedagogies: preparing for the future project. The overarching research question guiding the project was: 'Why and to what extent might flexible pedagogies be promoted, and in what ways?'

Part-time learners and learning is one of five main focus strands embedded within the theme of flexible learning and its focus was to:

  • identify key drivers for an increasing move towards part-time learning with a focus on national and international policy initiatives; 
  • critique literature to highlight some of the challenges and opportunities created by part-time education; 
  • survey, collate and evaluate current activity relating to pedagogical theory and practice with a particular focus on part-time learners; 
  • identify and analyse relevant pedagogies and approaches within the context of flexible learning and delivery for part-time learners; 
  • present a selection of case studies which illustrate the nature and form of these pedagogies and approaches;
  • provide recommendations and information about why and how institutions might
    work towards the implementation of these pedagogies and approaches within the context of flexible delivery

Download the Flexible Pedagogies: part-time learners and learning in higher education report

Find out more about this strand of the research
www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/flexible-learning/flexiblepedagogies/ptlearners/main_report

Find out more about all the project strands
www.heacademy.ac.uk/projects/detail/Research/FP_prep_for_future_research

Contact

Mike McLinden

Email: m.t.mclinden@bham.ac.uk