A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Author: Heather Fry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
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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.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Author: Heather Fry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0749438770
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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.

A Handbook for Leaders in Higher Education

Author: Stephanie Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131743756X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written to assist those seeking to understand the key global drivers, and an overview of key challenges facing senior leaders and managers today, this book focuses on the complex and highly politicised area of teaching and learning in higher education. Providing tried and tested tips and techniques for addressing the ‘why, what and how’ of leadership and management theory and practice, it is firmly grounded in the context of the teaching and learning arena. A Handbook for Leaders in Higher Education: Transforming teaching and learning can be dipped into to provide knowledge and understanding of theory, best practice examples, case study exemplars and reflective practice activity. It is structured in four main parts: A view from the top The leadership and management perspective Engendering a change culture Looking to the future. This handbook is informed by senior leaders and experts with expertise in delivering excellent practice in teaching and learning at international, national and institutional levels. Responding to the need of universities to take the lead in changing cultures and working practices, this book is an essential and forward-looking text for both scholars and practitioners in the senior teams of higher education institutions.

Teacher Thinking Beliefs and Knowledge in Higher Education

Author: N. Hativa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402000959
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This book brings together an international team of leading researchers in the field of higher education to address the important problem of understanding good university teaching. It focuses on the thinking, beliefs, and knowledge, which accompany teachers' actions. It draws on research from North America, Europe, Australia, and South East Asia to identify similarities and differences in teachers' conceptions of, and approaches to, teaching and learning. The book combines these perspectives with related research on the evaluation of teaching and on teacher reflection and improvement - all set within the increasingly important and complex domain of higher education. Teacher Thinking, Beliefs and Knowledge in Higher Education 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. The intended readers for this book are education researchers, including PhD students researching aspects of higher education, staff/faculty developers and educational developers.

Innovative Methods of Teaching and Learning Chemistry in Higher Education

Author: Ingo Eilks
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1782625135
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Social Worlds of Higher Education

Author: Bernice Pescosolido
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761986133
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This book provides a definitive collection of original and reprinted articles about the problems and prospects of tertiary teaching and education in the social sciences. The Handbook is accompanied by a 3.5" diskette, the Field Guide, which provides a further collection of original and reprinted ‘how to’ articles. The Handbook supplies the broad perspectives and principles about higher education and teaching in a time of rapid change: the Field Guide offers a wealth of valuable practical information for novice and experienced teachers.

The Effective Academic

Author: Heather Fry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135383189
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Offers discussion, advice, expert opinion and case studies of best practice, covering the various parts of academic practice that are associated with career progression and promotion. The book is particularly aimed at education professionals aspiring to develop leadership responsibilities.

Managing Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education

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
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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.

Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Tourism

Author: Pierre Benckendorff
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784714801
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This comprehensive Handbook provides an international perspective on contemporary issues and future directions in teaching and learning in tourism. Key topics include assurance of learning, development of skills, learning in the field, work integrated learning, sustainability and critical studies, internationalisation, technology enabled learning, links between teaching and research, and graduate student supervision. Within these topics attention is devoted to the discussion of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, students, educators and trends and issues. The Handbook provides a valuable resource for understanding teaching and learning theory and practice in tourism.