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

Marin Marinov, Reem Hadeed, Constant Iannacci, Prachiti Shinde

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Rail Transport 5
Subtitle of host publicationSkills Development, Education and Leadership in The Railway Sector
EditorsMarin Marinov, Janene Kay Piip, Stefano Ricci
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783031517457
ISBN (Print)9783031517440
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2024

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mobility
ISSN (Print)2196-5544
ISSN (Electronic)2196-5552

Bibliographical note

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


  • Rail higher education, innovation, current rail-focused teaching practices, learning approaches


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