Assessment for Learning in Higher Education

Author: Peter Knight
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0749415320
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Combining case studies with theory, this collection reflects current developments and best practice in assessing learners. Part of the Staff and Educational Development series, it is valuable for staff and course developers in higher education.

Researching Learning in Higher Education

Author: Glynis Cousin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135852278
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Across the world, universities are transforming their teaching and learning practices to meet the challenges facing Higher Education in the 21st century. Research into teaching and learning in Higher Education has never been a more important issue. Growing numbers of academics across disciplines are conducting research in their teaching. This book presents contemporary approaches to researching university teaching and learning to address this rising demand. The author provides a much needed comprehensive yet basic approach for conducting this type of research. A perfect resource for new lecturers, professional developers, researchers and graduate students; this book provides useful and effective guidance for conducting teaching and learning research in Higher Education. Filling a clear gap in the market, this book covers all the essential methodological and theoretical bases needed to engage in Higher Education research. This book offers a refreshingly light yet serious approach to research which has proved to yield significant advances in the field, allowing new academics from any discipline to effectively conduct higher education research. Each chapter covers the following: FRAMING HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH Generating an ETHICAL FRAMEWORK QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS FOCUS GROUP RESEARCH SEMI-STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS NARRATIVE INQUIRY ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACHES CASE STUDY RESEARCH ACTION RESEARCH APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY PHENOMENOGRAPHY RESEARCHING THRESHOLD CONCEPTS VISUAL RESEARCH EVALUATION APPROACHES This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in up to date theories and methods for conducting teaching and learning research in Higher Education.

Computer assisted Assessment of Students

Author: Brown, Sally
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136359478
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This text draws on a range of expertise to share good practice and explore new ways of using appropriate technologies in assessment. It provides a strategic overview along with pragmatic proposals for the use of computers in assessment.

500 Tips on Assessment

Author: Philip Race
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415342791
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this completely updated edition of 500 Tips on Assessment, the authors look at the questions and the problems that teachers face and provide them with practical guidance. Their advice is down-to-earth, jargon-free and digestible, covering such key issues as: putting assessment into context: best practice, learning outcomes and monitoring quality of assessment different examination formats: traditional, open-book, open-notes, oral exams different assessment formats: essays, reports, practical work, presentations feedback and assessment assessing group learning.

Changing Higher Education

Author: Paul Ashwin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415341288
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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.

Assessment for Learning in Higher Education

Author: Liz McDowell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415586577
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"an invaluable guide for practitioners, quality assurors, university managers and students themselves who wish to better understand the importance of assessment for learning, and it will further scholarship in the field significantly." -Professor Sally Brown Assessment for Learning in Higher Education is a practical guide to Assessment for Learning (AfL); a term that has become internationally accepted in Higher Education and features in the learning and teaching strategies of many universities. It is also mandated by official bodies such as QAA in the UK. Many staff in Higher Education are uncertain about how to implement AfL, especially in times of increasingly constrained resources and this vital new guide provides solutions that make best use of assessment as a tool for learning. This book provides an important and accessible blend of practical examples of AfL in a variety of subject areas. The authors present practical, often small-scale and eminently 'do-able' ideas that will make its introduction achievable. It provides practical case examples both for new lecturers and more experienced staff who may be interested in embedding AfL principles and practice into their university teaching. AfL approaches go beyond minor adaptations to teaching practice, and signify a shift in the foundations of thinking about assessment. With this in mind there is guidance on the development of effective learning environments and communities through the use of: collaboration and dialogue authentic assessment formative assessment peer and self assessment student development for the long term innovative approaches to effective feedback . It provides helpful, realistic guidance backed up by relevant theory and is written in an accessible, jargon-free style, grounded in practical experience and brought to life via a wide range of illustrative examples and case studies. Assessment for Learning in Higher Education fills a vital gap in assessment literature and as AfL is increasingly on the Higher Education agenda, with the promotion of assessment as a tool for learning, this book will become an essential handbook to guide all academic practitioners.

Reshaping Teaching in Higher Education

Author: Alan Jenkins
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0749439033
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This practice-based guide shows how academic research activity can be connected to academic teaching activity in higher education to ensure that neither operates in a vacuum and that each can be enhanced by the other. It addresses issues at the individual, course and institutional level.

Teaching International Students

Author: Judith Carroll
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134267797
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teaching International Students explores the challenges presented to lecturer and student alike by increased cultural diversity within universities. Packed with practical advice from experienced practitioners and underpinned by reference to pedagogic theory throughout, topics covered include: the issues arising from international students studying alongside ‘home’ students the nature of learning and teacher-student relationships curriculum and development of teaching skills multicultural group work postgraduate supervision the experience of the international student Teaching International Students is essential reading. It demonstrates how improved training for teachers and a better understanding of the international student can enhance the experience of both and, ultimately, provide more positive learning environments for international students in the higher education system.

Academic and Educational Development

Author: Ranald Macdonald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113572752X
Format: PDF
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Part of the well-known Staff and Educational Development Series, this practice oriented book brings together leading research and evaluation approaches and supporting case studies from leading educational researchers and innovative teachers. With much emphasis on change, innovation and developing best practice in higher education, it is essential that those involved in actually developing, researching or implementing approaches to teaching, learning or management, are informed by the experiences of others. The emphasis of this book is on changing practice in HE; how developments come about; what research underpins desirable development; and the impact of development of student learning, staff expertise and institutional practice and policy. Specifically, the book is developed in two themed parts: Part A, Supporting change within subjects and departments. Part B, Supporting change within institutions and the wider environment.

Research Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Author: Brown, Sally
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135355460
Format: PDF, Docs
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Exploring the issue of how educational staff can balance successfully their research and teaching activities, this volume argues that the entire system governing the relationship amongst research, teaching and learning should be dismantled and rebuilt, focusing on symbiosis rather than conflict.