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: 1135724938

Category: Education

Page: 448

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Managing Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education

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Author: Kate Ashcroft,Lorraine Foreman-Peck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135398305

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 & Teaching in Higher Education

The Reflective Professional

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Author: Greg Light (Ph. D.),Greg Light,Roy Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761965534

Category: Education

Page: 277

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This book addresses the practice of learning and teaching within higher education. Higher education is currently a sector challenged worldwide by increased numbers and diversity of students, tougher demands for professional accountability, increasing calls for educational relevance, thinning resources and the exacting demands of a global education market. This book brings together key issues of theory and practice to develop an overall professional 'language' of teaching situated within communities of academic practice. This 'language' provides teachers with a conceptual 'vocabulary' and 'grammar' for understanding and improving practice, enables them to critically reflect upon their teaching in a range of key 'genres'

Developing Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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Author: Gill Nicholls

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415236959

Category: Education

Page: 196

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As a result of development within Higher Education teaching and learning, new lecturers are expected to have training and induction in teaching and learning strategies. This book provides an easy and accessible approach to the planning and preparation of teaching sessions, teaching in different settings and teaching across a diverse student population. Developing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is supported by extensive research and provides practical examples of key issues. The book guides the new lecturer through the process of reflection and self-improvement, as well as demonstrating the benefits of producing a portfolio of development. This text also details how to achieve associate membership of the ILTHE and provides evidence for promotion.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

On its constitution and transformative potential

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Author: Shirley Booth,Laurie Woollacott

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 0992236045

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This book makes a significant contribution to the literature on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). It provides both theoretical and practical insights that should be of interest to many SoTL scholars and practitioners worldwide. The theme of teaching and learning, and SoTL, as fundamentally communicative acts, connects the entire volume and will be picked up by SoTL scholars elsewhere as a useful and critical frame for future scholarship. The cases from South Africa and Sweden offer new perspectives on teaching, learning, and SoTL.

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.

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.

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.

Online Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

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Author: Shirley Bach,Philip Haynes,Jennifer Lewis Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335229484

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 9546

Online learning and teaching (e –learning) is a rapidly developing area in modern universities. This book examines the relevant theory, and drawing on the authors experience, offers teachers in higher education realistic options for developing this area of their teaching practice.

Using Group-based Learning in Higher Education

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Author: Lin Thorley,Roy D. Gregory,Roy Gregory

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749412463

Category: Education

Page: 194

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The research papers and case studies contained in this volume explore the technique of group work in higher education. The contributors explore project work, self-development groups, the management of group projects, peer evaluation and learning-team techniques.

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.

Teacher Thinking, Beliefs and Knowledge in Higher Education

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Author: N. Hativa,Jeffrey Goodyear

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401005931

Category: Education

Page: 367

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This volume addresses the important problem of understanding good university teaching, and focuses on the thinking, beliefs, and knowledge, which accompany teachers' actions. It is the first book to address this area and it promises to become a landmark volume in the field - helping us to understand a complex area of human activity and improve both teaching and learning. It is for education researchers, staff/faculty developers and educational developers.

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.

Teaching for Effective Learning in Higher Education

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Author: N. Hativa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792368434

Category: Education

Page: 380

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This book identifies strategies that are consistently associated with good teaching and presents them within a theoretical framework that explains how they promote students' active and meaningful learning. The book promotes teachers' pedagogical knowledge and their perception of teaching as scholarly, intellectual work, and provides extensive practical advice.

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.

Gender, Teaching, and Research in Higher Education

Challenges for the 21st Century

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Author: Gillian Howie,Ashley Tauchert

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780754614784

Category: Religion

Page: 263

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Gender, Teaching, and Learning in Higher Education presents new insights and research into contemporary problems, practical solutions, and the complex roles of teaching and learning in the international academy. Drawing together new research from contributors spanning a range of international and interdisciplinary perspectives, this book discusses topics of particular importance in UK, USA, Australasia and South Africa, including : curriculum, boundary disciplines and research assessments, the Higher Education institution, educational practice, authority and authorization, teaching and counselling. Discussion of quality audits, curriculum modifications, teaching certificates and other key topics, add to this book's value in informing current debate and providing valuable research aids for education into the 21st century.

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.

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.

Changing Higher Education

The Development of Learning and Teaching

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Author: Paul Ashwin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415341288

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Making sense of the many changes that have taken place in learning and teaching in higher education in recent years, Changing Higher Education also offers insights into how higher education might develop in the future. Using the work of Lewis Elton as a starting point, leading researchers and practitioners in the field examine and reflect on different aspects of the changing nature of higher eduction. These experts: * outline changes in higher education and ways of thinking about teaching and learning over the last thirty years. * analyse the development of students' learning * examine the development of learning technologies in higher education * consider the development of the accreditation and scholarship of teaching in higher education * develop a framework through which to understand and question the future development of learning and teaching in higher education. Aimed at staff and educational developers, and those studying postgraduate qualifications in learning and teaching in higher education, this is an insightful framework through which to understand and question on-going developments in higher education.