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Perspectives on Leadership in HE: Critical Thinking for Global Challenges

Thursday, 24 October 2019

International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education

Critical Thinking for Global Challenges, 1st Edition, Routledge

Edited by Jill Jameson

Seminar and Book Launch: Thursday 24th October 1430-1630


Chair:                   Professor Jill Jameson, Chair, Centre for Leadership and Enterprise, Professor of Education, Faculty of Education and Health, University of Greenwich

Contributors:   Professor Ronald Barnett, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, University College London Institute of Education, President of the Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society

Professor Ted Tapper, Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex

Dr. Nataliya Rumyantseva, Senior Lecturer, University of Greenwich

Professor Rob Cuthbert, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Management, University of the West of England


14.30                Welcome from Helen Perkins, Director of the Society
14.35                Professor Jill Jameson: Introduction to the seminar and rationale behind the book
14.45                Professor Ted Tapper: Overview of the International Studies in Higher Education Series    
14.55                ​Professor Ron Barnett: Leadership and critical thinking: oxymoron and a feasible utopia    
15.05 ​               Dr. Nataliya Rumyantseva​: Trauma and the crisis of Ukranian higher education reform
15.15                Professor Rob Cuthbert: England: Collaboration and Collegiality in Higher Education Leadership
15.20                ​Short break
15.30                Panel Discussion: Questions & comments: Global leadership & critical thinking in higher education 
16.30                Close of seminar and thanks

There is an increasing pressure for leading universities to perform well in competitive global and national ranking systems. International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education studies the complexity involved in the development and upkeep of good higher education provision. Without taking anything about leadership, management, governance, administration, authority or power for granted, this book draws together international case studies relating to specific instances of leadership to analyse how they relate to critical thinking and global challenges in higher education.

Using a selection of global case studies, this seminar will outline:

  • The extent to which critical thinking on global challenges is employed by higher education leaders,
  • The potential for an increase in the role of critical thinking in leadership,
  • The creative potential for critical leadership thinking to transform institutions and communities,
  • The essential attributes of critical thinking, namely cognitive, affective and social dimensions, and
  • The possibility for critical thinking to contribute to the global public common good by encouraging enhanced research, teaching and public service excellence.

Responding to the ever-increasing demands of the higher education climate, International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education is a vital resource for anyone occupying leadership positions in higher education institutions and any researchers or students looking to explore the landscape of critical thinking.

It will be followed by the Society's Annual General Meeting (1630-1700 - SRHE members should book separately for this here) and a drinks reception (to close 18:30).

Further details on this publication are also available from the following here.

Network: SRHE Event
Date(s): Thursday, 24 October 2019
Times: 1430-1630
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE
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Book Launch Introduction
International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education: Critical Thinking for Global Challenges - introduced by Prof Jill Jameson
Trauma and the Crisis of Ukrainian HE
Trauma and the Crisis of Ukrainian Higher Education Reform - Dr Nataliya Rumyantseva
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