A Reflection on Higher Education and Rethinking Teaching Practices and Approaches for Rail


This contribution offers a reflection on higher education and encourages innovation in the current rail-focused teaching practices and learning approaches. A study of present teaching methods, programme delivery, and student performance assessments was carried out in seven European universities. The collected data were provided by senior lecturers and teaching fellows. As a result, improvements in ‘Classroom Assessment Techniques,’ course-related, and teacher-related student feedback practices were identified. New policies and practices for innovating rail skills development in academia that could be audited, shared, and improved in order to strengthen both the delivery of rail higher education provision and the development of rail skills in various universities across Europe were suggested and verified.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-51745-7_4
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
Additional Information: Copyright © 2024 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG. This version of the article has been accepted for publication, after peer review and is subject to Springer Nature’s AM terms of use [https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/policies/accepted-manuscript-terms], but is not the Version of Record and does not reflect post-acceptance improvements, or any corrections. The Version of Record is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-51745-7_4
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rail higher education, innovation, current rail-focused teaching practices, learning approaches
ISBN: 9783031517440, 9783031517457
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:34
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2023 15:57
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PURE Output Type: Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Published Date: 2024-03-02
Published Online Date: 2024-03-01
Accepted Date: 2023-12-17
Authors: Marinov, Marin (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1449-7436)
Hadeed, Reem (ORCID Profile 0009-0007-3907-5201)
Iannacci, Constant
Shinde, Prachiti



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