Opinion piece: A call to unite in a common cause

  • Chris Rust Oxford Brookes University
Keywords: change, graduate attributes, threshold concepts, research-based learning, assessment


This opinion piece argues that despite the successes of the Learning Development network, and the learning development community, separate development of this community may also have some dangers. It further argues that now is an auspicious time to try and bring about a paradigm shift in the attitudes of academic staff towards their role as teachers in higher education. Having presented the reasons why, it suggests that in order to increase the chances of bringing this about, the learning development and educational development communities should come together. 

Author Biography

Chris Rust, Oxford Brookes University


Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Developmentà

How to Cite
Rust, C. (2009) “Opinion piece: A call to unite in a common cause”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Plymouth, UK, 0(1). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.v0i1.24.
Opinion Pieces