Professor Glynis Cousin is Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Institute for Learning Enhancement at the University of Wolverhampton. Professor Cousin has worked in adult, community and higher education, and is currently writing a book about higher education research approaches. She has an interest in the internationalisation of the curriculum particularly in relation to 'rethinking diversity' and her recent book entitled 'Researching Learning in Higher Education' explores learning and teaching scholarship.
Professor Cousin's research interest is discipline-based, threshold concepts - the fundamental concepts needed to understand specific disciplines. She argues that these lead to a 'less is more' approach to curriculum design and the establishment of strong learning and teaching environments in the disciplines, leading to student success.
Her work is of broad interest across the University and specifically to program teams and those interested in first year curriculum and students' learning journeys, including matters of retention and progress.
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Community of practice: threshold concepts