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

Disciplinary Approaches to Educational Enquiry

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Author: Elizabeth Cleaver,Maxine Lintern,Mike McLinden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526452952

Category: Education

Page: 344

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This book explores best practice approaches to undertaking enquiry into learning and teaching in higher education for staff from all academic disciplines. A general introduction to the methods most commonly used in undertaking enquiry in the field of education is complemented by chapters exploring how research methods from a range of disciplinary areas can be adapted and used for educational enquiry. New to this second edition: · Chapters on interdisciplinary educational enquiry in geography and using ethnographic methods for educational enquiry · New case studies and suggested activities · A reflective final chapter inviting readers and their institutions to develop and promote an organisational culture founded on critical enquiry This is essential reading for anyone undertaking HE qualifications in learning and teaching (including PGCTLHE and PGCAP) and for academics wishing to apply their skills of research and enquiry to their learning and teaching practice.

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.

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.

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

The Reflective Professional

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Author: Greg Light,Susanna Calkins,Roy Cox

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1848600089

Category: Education

Page: 341

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Around the world, higher education services are challenged by increased numbers and diversity of students, tougher demands for professional accountability, increasing calls for educational relevance and thinning resources. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: The Reflective Professional addresses key issues in the practice and theory of teaching and learning in the sector. The authors draw upon theory, practice and current research to provide a new way of thinking about the many aspects of learning and teaching in higher education, enabling the reader to critically reflect upon their teaching.

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.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Contributions of Research Universities

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Author: William E. Becker,Moya L. Andrews

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253344243

Category: Education

Page: 338

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This anthology presents the best papers delivered at three conferences sponsored by the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning program at Indiana University Bloomington. The SOTL program is a systematic research and research-based program aimed at deepening and broadening the foundation of teaching practice and generating new forms of knowledge through new forms of research -- forms that often focus on IU's own pedagogical practices. Contributors are Moya L. Andrews, Lei Bao, William E. Becker, Claude Cookman, Laura Fingerson, Marc Frantz, William H. Greene, Katherine Gold Hadley, George D. Kuh, Jeni Loftus, Daniel P. Maki, Janice McCabe, Paul Ruggerio Namaste, Craig E. Nelson, Bart A. Ng, Bernice Ann Pescosolido, Brian Powell, Edward F. Redish, Stacy Scherr, Jeanne Sept, Lee S. Shulman, and Jenny Stuber.

Higher Education in Virtual Worlds

Teaching and Learning in Second Life

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Author: Charles Wankel,Jan Kingsley

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1849506094

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Higher Education in Virtual Worlds: Teaching and Learning in Second Life provides a forum for discussing these and other issues, focusing on the use of Second Life. For those who have already experimented with virtual worlds, there are case studies and ideas for implementing effective learning experiences. For readers who have not yet entered virtual reality, there are suggestions for overcoming the potential barriers. This book will be of value to educators from a wide range of disciplines, including the academic community, training and development managers, and companies with corporate universities looking to reduce their costs through the use of technology and distance learning.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335237649

Category: Education

Page: 158

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The idea of a 'scholarship' of teaching and learning in Higher Education (HE) is relatively new and less mature, in some respects, than scholarship in some other disciplines. The first title, "The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education", is a 'keystone' for the "Helping Students to Learn" series in the sense that it binds it together, introducing the idea of scholarship in HE teaching and learning: what does 'scholarship' mean in this context, what is its purpose and value, how is it achieved, and what purposes might it serve for individuals and institutions? The series combines practical and theoretical material to support new lecturers. This book defines the field of HE teaching and learning, with an international frame of reference, including strategies for continuing professional development.The key objectives of the book are: to explore the meaning and nature of the scholarship of teaching and learning in HE from a range of perspectives; to analyse the forms and characteristics of this scholarship in practice; to introduce the theoretical underpinnings of a scholarly approach, pointing to a range of literature, directing readers to a range of perspectives in the literature; to discuss the purpose and value of scholarship in this area; to define and demonstrate scholarly approaches in this context; to define the field of HE teaching and learning, with an international frame of reference, including key debates; to propose strategies for continuing professional development in this discipline; to prompt readers to adopt a strategic approach to their development as teachers; and, to encourage and enable contributions to the scholarship of HE teaching and learning from across the disciplines.

Overseas Students in Higher Education

Issues in Teaching and Learning

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Author: Robert Harris,David McNamara,Professor David Mcnamara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113478824X

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Higher education institutions are increasingly concerned with the quality of their teaching and learning experiences they provide for students, including the increasing number from overseas. In this text, some of the leading authorities in the field bring together current research and sound practical advice on the provision of quality teaching and learning for overseas students. The text represents a wide range of overseas students' experiences from the Pacific Rim, China and the European Community.

Theory and Method in Higher Education Research

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Author: Jeroen Huisman,Malcolm Tight

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787432238

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 276

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Theory and Method in Higher Education Research, provides a forum specifically for higher education researchers to discuss issues of theory and method. This latest volume presents a truly international approach with contributions from Argentina, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Norway, Portugal, the U.K. and the U.S.

Transforming Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Towards a Socially Just Pedagogy in a Global Context

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Author: Ruksana Osman,David J Hornsby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319461761

Category: Education

Page: 222

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Universities face the prospect of becoming redundant unless the way teaching and learning takes place changes. This book explores the idea of transformation and pedagogy, In particular, it will highlight how universities are transformed through a set of pedagogical interventions and stances that integrate a sense of moral and ethical purpose to learning. Actively integrating cultural pluralism in developing knowledge and understanding aspires to liberate the learner from existing power structures by fostering a desire to challenge and change the social system in which we live and connects the reality around us and its many problems to the knowledge generation process.

Professionalism in Practice

Key Directions in Higher Education Learning, Teaching and Assessment

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Author: Kay Sambell,Sally Brown,Linda Graham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319545523

Category: Education

Page: 279

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This book acts as a highly practical guide for new and experienced lecturers, learning supporters and leaders in Higher Education; and offers plentiful examples and vignettes showing how learning can be brought to life through activity and engagement. It offers numerous pragmatic illustrations of how to design and deliver an engaging curriculum, and assess students’ learning authentically. Sound scholarship and research-informed approaches to Higher Education teaching and learning underpins the myriad accessible and readily recognizable examples of how real educators solve the challenges of contemporary Higher Education. Additionally, guidance is offered on how to present evidence for those seeking accreditation of their teaching and leadership in Higher Education, as well as useful advice for experienced HE teachers seeking to advance their careers into more senior roles, on the basis of their strong teaching and pedagogic leadership. The book will be of great interest to students and researchers working in Education, and will be invaluable reading for both new and experienced lecturers working in HE institutions.

Learning to Teach in Higher Education

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Author: Paul Ramsden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134412053

Category: Education

Page: 288

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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.

No One Way

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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Author: Patricia Cranton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781895131178

Category: Education

Page: 226

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Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Theory and Practice

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Author: Balasubramanyam Chandramohan,Stephen Fallows

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134295928

Category: Education

Page: 184

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As universities increasingly offer courses that break the confines of a single subject area, more students are enrolling on interdisciplinary programmes within multidisciplinary departments. Teaching and learning within interdisciplinary study requires new approaches, including an understanding of the critical perspectives and frameworks and the rearranging of intellectual and professional boundaries. Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education explores the issues and tensions provoked by interdisciplinary learning, offering helpful information for: Staff development Distance learning Mass communication courses Interdisciplinary science courses Grounded in thorough research, this collection is the first of its kind to provide practical advice and guidance from around the world, improving the quality of teaching and learning in interdisciplinary programmes.

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education

Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning

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Author: Daniel P. Barbezat,Mirabai Bush

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118646924

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Contemplative pedagogy is a way for instructors to: empower students to integrate their own experience into the theoretical material they are being taught in order to deepen their understanding; help students to develop sophisticated problem-solving skills; support students’ sense of connection to and compassion for others; and engender inquiries into students’ most profound questions. Contemplative practices are used in just about every discipline—from physics to economics to history—and are found in every type of institution. Each year more and more faculty, education reformers, and leaders of teaching and learning centers seek out best practices in contemplative teaching, and now can find them here, brought to you by two of the foremost leaders and innovators on the subject. This book presents background information and ideas for the practical application of contemplative practices across the academic curriculum from the physical sciences to the humanities and arts. Examples of contemplative techniques included in the book are mindfulness, meditation, yoga, deep listening, contemplative reading and writing, and pilgrimage, including site visits and field trips.

Learning and Teaching Across Cultures in Higher Education

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Author: D. Palfreyman,D. McBride

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023059042X

Category: Education

Page: 282

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Learning and Teaching Across Cultures in Higher Education contains theoretical rationale, resources and examples to help readers understand and deal with situations involving contact between learners or educators from different cultural backgrounds, as well as giving insights into the new global context of higher education.

Voices from the Classroom

Reflections on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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Author: Janice Newton,Jerry Ginsburg,Jan Rehner

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781551930312

Category: Education

Page: 372

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Published Under the Garamond Imprint The voices in this book reflect the broad diversity of a large urban university community, with contributions from undergraduate and graduate students, teaching assistants, contract and full-time faculty, staff and administrators. Issues of equity, diversity and power form the foundation of this community's thinking about pedagogy, and the topics span a continuum from the theoretical to the practical. Voices from the Classroom will have a broad appeal to the university teaching community across North America, facing common challenges in the twenty-first century.

Lesson Study

Using Classroom Inquiry to Improve Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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Author: Bill Cerbin

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579227228

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Why do students stumble over certain concepts and ideas—such as attributing causality to correlation; revert to former misconceptions, even after successfully completing a course—such as physics students continuing to believe an object tossed straight into the air continues to have a force propelling it upward; or get confused about terminology—such as conflating negative reinforcement with punishment? This is the first book about lesson study for higher education. Based on the idea that the best setting in which to examine teaching is where it takes place on a daily basis—the lecture hall, seminar room, studio, lab, and the online classroom management system – lesson study involves several instructors jointly designing, teaching, studying, and refining an individual class lesson in order to explore student learning problems, observe how students learn, and analyze how their instruction affects student learning and thinking. The primary purpose is to help teachers better understand how to support student learning and thinking. By observing how students learn through lesson study teachers can improve their own teaching and build knowledge that can be used by other teachers to improve their practice. Lesson study grew out of the collective efforts of classroom teachers in Asia—most notably in Japan—to improve their teaching. Subsequently imported, tested, and implemented by a group of instructors of biology, economics, English, and psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the process proved so valuable that the university has since established the College Lesson Study Project, of which the author of this book is Director. Focusing on a single lesson enables participants to examine in detail every step of the teaching process, from vision and goals, to instructional design, to implementation, to observation and analysis of student performance, and then evidence-based improvement. It enables faculty to explore learning problems that matter most to them, learn alternative ways to teach from one another, and co-design new course materials. This book introduces lesson study practices to college teachers, providing the necessary guidance, tools, examples, models, and ideas to enable teachers to undertake lesson study in their own classes. It also explores the underlying rationale for lesson study practices and how to realize the full potential of lesson study to advance teaching and learning. A Joint Publication with the National Teaching and Learning Forum An ACPA / NASPA Joint Publication