A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

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Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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Author: Barry Dart,Gillian Boulton-Lewis

Publisher: Australian Council for Educational

ISBN: 9780864312341

Category: College teaching

Page: 270

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Teaching & Learning in Higher Education is a ground-breaking contribution to the theory & research in this field. A tribute to the renowned work of John Biggs, the book includes chapters by leading researchers & academics - including Ference Marton - all of whom have been influenced by his work on teaching & learning. This book is structured around the framework of Biggs' 3P model of learning: Presage, Process & Product.

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

The Reflective Professional

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Author: Greg Light,Roy Cox,Susanna Calkins

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446243763

Category: Education

Page: 360

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'This book provides teachers in higher education with what they need - a compelling framework for improving student learning. It combines a comprehensive synthesis of the latest research on learning and teaching with practical strategies for implementing it in their classrooms' - Professor Ken Bain, Author of What the Best College Teachers Do, Vice Provost for Instruction, Montclair State University Praise for the First Edition: `For too long we have waited for a book that brings together the best contemporary thinking about learning and teaching and that connects with academics' everyday teaching practice in an engaging way. At last, in this book, we have it' - Ronald Barnett, Institute of Education, University of London Worldwide, higher and professional education services are challenged by increased student numbers and diversity, tougher demands for professional accountability, increasing calls for educational relevance and thinning resources. This new edition addresses key issues in the practice and theory of teaching and learning in the sector and includes fully updated discussions of: - the professional in academic practice - mentoring - teaching with technology - the relationship between learning objectives, outcomes and assessment - the novice teacher The authors draw on theory, practice and current research to provide a new way of thinking about the many aspects of learning and teaching in higher education, enabling readers to reflect critically on their teaching. They also propose a model for continuous professional development appropriate to the higher education academic community. Learning & Teaching in Higher Education: The Reflective Professional is for lecturers, researchers, staff developers and others involved in teaching in higher and professional education. Greg Light is Director of the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence and an associate professor in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Chicago. Roy Cox was a visiting academic at the University of London where he helped establish one of the first centres for learning and teaching in higher education in the world. Susanna Calkins is Associate Director for Faculty development at the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: An Evidence-Based Perspective

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Author: Raymond P. Perry,John C. Smart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402057423

Category: Education

Page: 816

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Pivotal to the transformation of higher education in the 21st Century is the nature of pedagogy and its role in advancing the aims of various stakeholders. This book brings together pre-eminent scholars to critically assess teaching and learning issues that cut across most disciplines. Systematically explored throughout the book is the avowed linkage between classroom teaching and motivation, learning, and performance outcomes in students.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Disciplinary Approaches to Educational Enquiry

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Author: Elizabeth Cleaver,Maxine Lintern,Mike McLinden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147390417X

Category: Education

Page: 272

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In today's higher education climate academic staff are encouraged to focus not only on the up-to-date content of their teaching, but also to identify the most effective ways to engage students in learning, often alongside other key transferrable skills. This had led to a growing requirement for staff to adopt a scholarly approach to learning and teaching practice, and to undertake scholarship of learning and teaching as part of ongoing professional development. This text explores broad best practice approaches to undertaking enquiry into learning and teaching in higher education. It provides an introduction for staff who have been educated within a range of academic disciplines, often with high-level but very focused knowledge about, and understandings of, research processes to the potentially new world of educational enquiry. This is complemented by chapters exploring what educational enquiry means in the context of different academic disciplines, including physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, the life sciences, the arts, the humanities, the health professions, and law. It also includes: An overview of research methodology including data collection, literature reviews, good ethical practice, and research dissemination Case studies of actual research projects to support understanding of how to carry out educational enquiry in practice. Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today!

Innovative Methods of Teaching and Learning Chemistry in Higher Education

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Author: Ingo Eilks,Bill Byers

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1847559581

Category: Education

Page: 268

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Two recent initiatives from the EU, namely the Bologna Process and the Lisbon Agenda are likely to have a major influence on European Higher Education. It seems unlikely that traditional teaching approaches, which supported the elitist system of the past, will promote the mobility, widened participation and culture of 'life-long learning' that will provide the foundations for a future knowledge-based economy. There is therefore a clear need to seek new approaches to support the changes which will inevitably occur. The European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) is a network of some 160 university chemistry departments from throughout the EU as well as a number of National Chemical Societies (including the RSC) which provides a discussion forum for all aspects of higher education in chemistry. This handbook is a result of one of their working groups, who identified and collated good practice with respect to innovative methods in Higher Level Chemistry Education. It provides a comprehensive overview of innovations in university chemistry teaching from a broad European perspective. The generation of this book through a European Network, with major national chemical societies and a large number of chemistry departments as members make the book unique. The wide variety of scholars who have contributed to the book, make it interesting and invaluable reading for both new and experienced chemistry lecturers throughout the EU and beyond. The book is aimed at chemistry education at universities and other higher level institutions and at all academic staff and anyone interested in the teaching of chemistry at the tertiary level. Although newly appointed teaching staff are a clear target for the book, the innovative aspects of the topics covered are likely to prove interesting to all committed chemistry lecturers.

Managing Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education

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Author: Kate Ashcroft Head, School of Education, Westminster College, Oxford; Lorraine Foreman-Peck Senior Lecturer in Professional Development, Westminster College, Oxford.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135398372

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The role of the teacher/lecturer is to manage and facilitate the process of teaching and learning in a two-way interaction between teacher self and taught other. This handbook covers ways of managing the teaching, learning and assessment process to improve students' learning. It guides readers through paths of enquiry and reflection to create a learning programme designed to meet students' specific needs. The focus includes student learning and tutors' teaching and how these are effected by institutional arrangements; the interpersonal skills of tutors; and course design and teaching methods.; The text includes enquiry tasks which invite the reader to explore issues introduced in each chapter in the context of their own institution. An annotated reading list at the end of each chapter enables the reader to take their particular interests further.

Learning to Teach in Higher Education

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Author: Paul Ramsden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134412061

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This bestselling book is a unique introduction to the practice of university teaching and its underlying theory. This new edition has been fully revised and updated in view of the extensive changes which have taken place in higher education over the last decade and includes new material on the higher education context, evaluation and staff development. The first part of the book provides an outline of the experience of teaching and learning from the student's point of view, out of which grows a set of prinicples for effective teaching in higher education. Part two shows how these ideas can enhance educational standards, looking in particular at four key areas facing every teacher in higher education: * Organising the content of undergraduate courses * Selecting teaching methods * Assessing student learning * Evaluating the effectivenesss of teaching. Case studies of exemplary teaching are used throughout to connect ideas to practice and to illustrate how to ensure better student learning. The final part of the book looks in more detail at appraisal, performance indicators, accountability and educational development and training. The book is essential reading for new and experienced lecturers, particularly those following formal programmes in university teaching, such as courses leading to ILT accreditation.

Learning, Teaching and Social Justice in Higher Education

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Author: Noah Riseman,Sue Rechter,Ellen Warne

Publisher: UoM Custom Book Centre

ISBN: 1921775289

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 244

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"This book brings together a wide range of higher education practitioners from across disciplines. Their chapters suggest innovative approaches to learning, teaching and delivering a tertiary education experience that centres social justice as a core mission of universities. The authors address the ways in which universities grapple with the challenges involved in the selection processes, administration, teaching and learning and student support associated with an increasingly large student population drawn from a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, including many students who will be returning to live overseas. Some of the specific challenges of these developments have included those of selection, academic literacy, independent learning, student support and student engagement. A second dimension is the traditional role of the universities as sources of independent intellectual and ethical critique of social institutions, both in terms of research and public intellectual contribution to political and social policy debates, and in terms of the formation of students in their capacities as critical, ethical, citizens and professionals. This social-ethical critique has traditionally been built into the humanities and the social science disciplines and the 'helping professions' but has now found its way into other disciplines and professional areas, such as business and engineering. As well, broader social policy and political discourse has more explicitly embraced social-ethical agendas of inclusiveness and marginalisation of social groups; recognition of the damage to the overall society of enduring and increasing social inequality." -- BOOK JACKET.

Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education

Theoretical and Practical Issues

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Author: Yang Lu

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131552080X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 258

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Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education deals with the current issues and challenges faced by teachers and learners of Chinese. Written by leading professionals and academics, the book is the first collection of research articles based on data collected in higher education institutions in the UK. The studies focus on concerns related to learners of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) and aim to establish studies on teaching Chinese as a foreign language (TCFL) as part of the mainstream of applied linguistics The contributors have applied their theoretical backgrounds in applied linguistics and education to tackle issues such as how to benchmark the Chinese written language with CEFR, how to integrate standardised Chinese proficiency tests with institutional assessments and teaching methodologies. Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education will be invaluable to professionals, academics and students seeking theoretical frameworks in applied linguistics for TCFL.

Peer Learning in Higher Education

Learning from and with Each Other

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Author: Boud, David,Ruth Cohen,Sampson, Jane (all of the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135383464

Category: Education

Page: 196

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While peer learning is often used informally by students - and for many can form an essential part of their HE experience - this book discusses methods of developing more effective learning through the systematic implementation of peer learning approaches.

Assessing Learners in Higher Education

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Author: Brown, Sally,Knight, Peter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136351639

Category: Education

Page: 164

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This study examines the factors influencing the changes in teaching assessment at the higher education level and studies the range of techniques and methods available to the assessor. It evaluates the effectiveness of certain methods and discusses their implementation.

Understanding Learning And Teaching

The Experience in Higher Education

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Author: Prosser, Michael,Trigwell, Keith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335198317

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Prosser and Trigwell argue that the question to how university teachers can improve the quality of student learning lies in determining how students perceive their unique learning situations. Their book outlines the key principles underlying successful teaching and learning in higher education, and is a key resource for all university teachers.

Lifelong Learning in Higher Education

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Author: Christopher Knapper,A. J. Cropley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749427948

Category: Education

Page: 238

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This text examines how colleges and universities might respond to the increasing need for people to take responsibility for their own education and to remain motivated. It devotes attention to teaching methods, organizational structures and the goals of higher education.

Creativity in the Classroom

Case Studies in Using the Arts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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Author: Paul McIntosh,Digby Warren

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841505161

Category: Art

Page: 284

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The editors of this volume contend that the current paradigm of standardizing Higher Education through an outcomes-dominated approach can constrain the educational process, where teachers may feel pressured to resort to risk-aversive methods that satisfy the learning-outcomes and assessment agenda. As a result, the ability of teachers and learners to inform, critique and develop their understanding of subjects together may be being lost. This book contains a variety of alternative approaches teachers have used to develop ways of 'humanizing' and deepening the learning process, through drawing on the creative arts and humanities - including cinema, literature, dance, drama and visual art - in a range of disciplines, it is argued by the editors that these 'arts-based inquiry' approaches have opened up possibilities for transformative learning as concerned with whole person development through opportunities to connect the-intuitive, emotional, relational and creative with the analytical and logical ways of knowing.

Capability and Quality in Higher Education

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Author: John Stephenson,Mantz Yorke

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749425715

Category: Education

Page: 233

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The new focus in learning is on developing the individual's capability. This work looks at this in the context of improving skills, lifelong learning and welfare-to-work. It debates the issues within the setting of institutional strategies, work-based learning, skills development and assessment.

Improving Student Retention in Higher Education

The Role of Teaching and Learning

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Author: Glenda Crosling,Liz Thomas,Margaret Heagney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113414976X

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Improving Student Retention in Higher Education provides a practical, curriculum-based response to the current situation in higher education, where participating students emanate from a range of backgrounds; international and lower socioeconomic backgrounds, mature aged students, students with disabilities as well as those for whom higher education is the first family experience. Underpinned by research indicating that students are more likely to continue with higher education if they are engaged in their studies and have developed networks and relationships with their fellow students, this book presents best practice examples of innovative and inclusive curriculum, from a range of countries.

Improving Teaching And Learning In Higher Education: A Whole Institution Approach

A Whole Institution Approach

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Author: D'Andrea, Vaneeta,Gosling, David

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335224725

Category: Education

Page: 245

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By placing learning at the centre of organizational change, this book challenges many of the current assumptions about management of teaching, supporting students, the separation of research and teaching, the use of information technology and quality systems. It demonstrates how trust can be restored within higher education while advancing the need for change based on principles of equity and academic values for students and teachers alike.

Assessment in Higher Education

Student Learning, Teaching, Programmes and Institutions

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Author: John Heywood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853028311

Category: Education

Page: 448

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This book examines not only the assessment of student learning but the assessment of institutions, the programmes they offer, and the teaching they provide. It describes in detail the significant developments that have taken place over the last decade in the field, and clarifies the different meanings of the term assessment that are now in use.

Blended Learning in Higher Education

Framework, Principles, and Guidelines

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Author: D. Randy Garrison,Norman D. Vaughan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118180186

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This groundbreaking book offers a down-to-earth resource for the practical application of blended learning in higher education as well as a comprehensive examination of the topic. Well-grounded in research, Blended Learning in Higher Education clearly demonstrates how the blended learning approach embraces the traditional values of face-to-face teaching and integrates the best practices of online learning. This approach has proven to both enhance and expand the effectiveness and efficiency of teaching and learning in higher education across disciplines. In this much-needed book, authors D. Randy Garrison and Norman D. Vaughan present the foundational research, theoretical framework, scenarios, principles, and practical guidelines for the redesign and transformation of the higher education curriculum. Blended Learning in Higher Education Outlines seven blended learning redesign principles Explains the professional development issues essential to the implementation of blended learning designs Presents six illustrative scenarios of blended learning design Contains practical guidelines to blended learning redesign Describes techniques and tools for engaging students