University teacher development courses in the UK neoliberal higher education context

Kushnir, I. ORCID: 0000-0003-0727-7208 and Spowart, L., 2021. University teacher development courses in the UK neoliberal higher education context. Education in the North, 28 (2), pp. 164-170. ISSN 2398-0184

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In this feature, we view the professional recognition of university teachers through Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) training courses via the perspective of the neoliberal university approach. This perspective, and the lack of research into the developmental potential of such courses, necessitates a call for large-scale research into academics’ perspectives on the teacher training they receive through PGCert courses. This would develop our understanding of the scope of teacher training courses and facilitate the sharing of best practice as well as identifying areas for improvement. This is particularly important in the rapidly shifting context of the current global pandemic which requires teachers to draw on a range of online pedagogies.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Education in the North
Creators: Kushnir, I. and Spowart, L.
Publisher: University of Aberdeen, School of Education
Date: 28 May 2021
Volume: 28
Number: 2
ISSN: 2398-0184
Rights: © 2021 Kushnir et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial License (, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 14 Jun 2021 15:49
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2021 15:49

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