Understanding Higher Education: Alternative Perspectives (2021) by Chrissie Boughey and Sioux McKenna

Keywords: higher education, social realism, critical social theory, scholarship of teaching and learning


This is a review of:

Boughey, Chrissie and McKenna, Sioux. 2021. Understanding higher education. Alternative perspectives. African Minds. ISBN: 9781928502210, 173pp.

Author Biography

Sherran Clarence, Rhodes University

Sherran Clarence is an honorary research associate in the Centre for Postgraduate Studies at Rhodes University. Her practical work focuses on working with postgraduate and early career writers/researchers on writing for publication, and also thesis/dissertation writing. She also works with postgraduate supervisors and lecturers in higher education on teaching and learning development. Her current research is focused in the field of academic staff development, using Legitimation Code Theory and Academic Literacies theory to enact change in teaching and learning across the disciplines. She holds a Y2 rating from the NRF, and is also the managing editor of Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning, an open access journal based in South Africa, as well as Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory.

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