Theoretical and Practical Approaches to Innovation in Higher Education

Theoretical and Practical Approaches to Innovation in Higher Education

Lazarus Ndiku Makewa (Center for Research Implications and Practice, Kenya)
Release Date: December, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 236
ISBN13: 9781799816621|ISBN10: 1799816621|EISBN13: 9781799816645|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1662-1


Education badly needs effective innovations that can help produce high-quality learning outcomes across the system. The primary focus of educational innovations should be on teaching and learning theory and practice, as well as on the learner, parent, community, society, and culture. Technology applications need a solid theoretical foundation based on purposeful, systemic research, and a sound pedagogy.

Theoretical and Practical Approaches to Innovation in Higher Education is an essential scholarly publication that outlines the classification of innovations, discusses the hurdles to innovation, and offers ways to increase the scale and rate of innovation-based transformations in the education system. The publication argues that raising the quality and scale of innovations in education will positively affect education itself and benefit society. Highlighting topics such as academic integrity, e-learning, and learner engagement, this book is vital for higher education professionals, academicians, educators, librarians, course designers, researchers, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Blended Learning
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Cultural Community
  • E-Learning
  • Economy
  • Education Preparation Providers (EPPs)
  • Education Systems
  • Higher Education
  • Learner Engagement
  • Online Courses
  • Social Capital

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Lazarus Ndiku Makewa is former Chairperson, Department of Educational Administration, Curriculum and Teaching and Dean, School of Education, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. He is currently the Dean, School of Education and the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, Lukenya University, where he is also a Professor of Educational Communication Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Communication and Technology from Moi University. He enjoys teaching as much as he is motivated to do research. Prof. Ndiku has published over 50 articles in referred journals, written and authored three (3) books: Educational Instruction: Goals, Resources, Methods and Assessment, Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies and Handbook for Planning Technology Initiative. He has presented at various international conferences, and contributed over 10 chapters to a number of books and encyclopedias. Prof. Ndiku has authored and/or co-authored more than sixty (60) publications.