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Professor Ray Land

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor in the School of Education


'Completed Supervisions since (2008)'

Threshold concepts in research andevidence-based practice: Investigatingtroublesome learning for undergraduate nursing students.#

Civilian to Officer: Threshold Concepts in Military Officers’ Education.

“More than just a Teaching Fellow”: The impact of REF and implications of TEF on Life Science Teaching-Focused Academics in UK HEIs.

Ray Land is Professor of Higher Education at Durham University and Director of Durham’s Centre for Academic Practice. He previously held similar positions at the Universities of Strathclyde, Coventry and Edinburgh. He has been a higher education consultant for the OECD and the European Commission and has recently been involved in two European Commission higher education projects in Europe and Latin America. He has published widely in the field of educational research, including works on academic development, learning technology and quality enhancement. He is best known for his theory (with Jan Meyer) of Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge. His latest book (with George Gordon) is Enhancing Quality in Higher Education: International Perspectives (Routledge 2013). He has given presentations on his research in over forty countries across six continents.

The Threshold Concept


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