Higher Education by Design

Author: Bruce M. Mackh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351133691
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Faculty in higher education are disciplinary experts, but they seldom receive formal training in teaching. Higher Education by Design uses the principles of design thinking to bridge this gap through practical examples and step-by-step instructions based on educational theory and best practices in pedagogical and curricular development. This book offers practical advice for effective teaching and instruction, interdisciplinary curricular collaborations, writing course syllabi, creating course outcomes and objectives, planning assessments, and building curricular content. Whether you are a seasoned professor or new instructor, the strategies in this book can improve your practice as an educator.

The Phenomenological Heart of Teaching and Learning

Author: Katherine Greenberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351245880
Format: PDF
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This book presents a carefully constructed framework for teaching and learning informed by philosophical and empirical foundations of phenomenology. Based on an extensive, multi-dimensional case study focused around the ‘lived experience’ of college-level teaching preparation, classroom interaction, and students’ reflections, this book presents evidence for the claim that the worldviews of both teachers and learners affect the way that they present and receive knowledge. By taking a unique phenomenological approach to pedagogical issues in higher education, this volume demonstrates that a truly transformative learning process relies on an engagement between consciousness and the world it ‘intends’.

Videoconferencing Technology in K 12 Instruction Best Practices and Trends

Author: Newman, Dianna L.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599043335
Format: PDF
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"This book combines relevant and cutting-edge information on the current and future use of videoconferencing technology in the field of education. It serves as the foundation for future research and implementation of K-12 technology, professional development, and integration efforts. Educators will gain scientific evidence, case studies, and best practices from this book"--Provided by publisher.

The Handbook of Blended Learning

Author: Curtis J. Bonk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429575
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This comprehensive resource highlights the most recent practices and trends in blended learning from a global perspective and provides targeted information for specific blended learning situations. You'll find examples of learning options that combine face-to-face instruction with online learning in the workplace, more formal academic settings, and the military. Across these environments, the book focuses on real-world practices and includes contributors from a broad range of fields including trainers, consultants, professors, university presidents, distance-learning center directors, learning strategists and evangelists, general managers of learning, CEOs, chancellors, deans, and directors of global talent and organizational development. This diversity and breadth will help you understand the wide range of possibilities available when designing blended learning environments. Order your copy today!

English Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education

Author: Annette Bradford
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783098961
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education provides a touchstone for higher education practitioners, researchers and policy makers. It enables readers to more clearly understand why policies concerning English-medium instruction (EMI) are in place in Japan, how EMI is being implemented, what challenges are being addressed and what the impacts of EMI may be. The volume situates EMI within Japan’s current policy context and examines the experiences of its stakeholders. The chapters are written by scholars and practitioners who have direct involvement with EMI in Japanese higher education. They look at EMI from perspectives that include policy planning, program design, marketing and classroom practice.

Learning Curriculum and Employability in Higher Education

Author: Peter Knight
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134412134
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How can universities ensure that they are preparing their students for today's competitive job market? This book tackles the highly topical subject of graduate underemployment with insight and clarity. The authors argue the case for more sophisticated research into employability with passion and vision, discussing how employability-friendly curricula can be developed, even in subjects which have less obvious vocational relevance. The rapid growth of higher education over the past fifty years has seen expectations increase, and governments seeking to widen participation. There is now an urgent need for the Government and higher education institutions to address the issue of graduate employability. The authors of this timely book encourage a pro-active stance, offering a ground-breaking model that can be easily implemented in institutions to make low-cost, high-gain improvements to students' employability. Topics covered include: * The challenge of employability * The study and careers of English graduates * The enhancement of practice * Assessing employability * The Skills Plus project. Based on a set of over 200 in-depth interviews with recent graduates, this book forms a unique account of the meanings of employability in the workplace.

Enhancing Teaching Practice in Higher Education

Author: Helen Pokorny
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473927358
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Lecturers, download your inspection copy here. This book explores ways in which pedagogical research, theory, models and frameworks can be used pragmatically to enhance teaching practice in higher education. It provides practical strategies, ideas, techniques and approaches drawn from literature and real-life experience, using examples from a variety of disciplines. Cross-cutting themes include developing resilience and care for ourselves, our colleagues and our students, engaging with diversity in teaching and promoting dialogue and enquiry. It also addresses the dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework. Key coverage includes: Models of course and learning design and evaluation Teaching in different contexts including lectures and small groups, laboratory, studio and practice settings and supervising student research Enhancing assessment and feedback, student engagement and academic writing through inclusive practice Promoting participation in blended learning Developing students’ work-relevant skills, attributes and practices Approaches to professional development including the role of mindfulness in teaching This is essential reading for lecturers on Higher Education Academy-accredited programmes, such as PGCTLHE, PGCAP, PG Cert HE, and for staff seeking HEA fellowship through experience-based routes, or who wish to develop more scholarly approaches to their practice.

Designing courses for higher education

Author: Susan Toohey
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335200498
Format: PDF
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* What issues need to be considered in designing a course or unit of study in higher education? * Who should be involved in designing a course, and how can they best work together? * What should students get out of a course? Susan Toohey focuses not on teaching techniques but on the strategic decisions which must be made before a course begins. She provides realistic advice for university and college teachers on how to design more effective courses without underestimating the complexity of the task facing course developers. In particular, she examines fully the challenges involved in leading course design teams, getting agreement among teaching staff and managing organizational politics. She also explores the key role played by academics' own values and beliefs (often unexamined) in shaping course design and student experience. In doing so, she offers course designers both an understanding and a framework within which to clarify their own teaching purposes. Designing Courses for Higher Education is an accessible, jargon free text, providing practical assistance and enlivened by many examples of innovative practice and interviews with academics involved in course design. It is a key resource for college and university teachers.

Curriculum Inquiry in South African Higher Education

Author: Eli Bitzer
Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
ISBN: 1920338640
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"At once evocative and suggestive, this exemplary book gives me hope that educators and scholars across the world will seize the opportunity to self-reflect and enlarge and enrich both their research and their practice in ways that will markedly contribute to the revitalisation of the higher learning in the twenty-first century. The urgency of the need for revitalisation of both research and practice in this domain of inquiry cannot be overstated." Prof Clifton Conrad – University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Designing and Implementing the Curriculum

Author: Marie Menna Pagliaro
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475838603
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book presents the most important topics relevant to designing the school curriculum. These topics include learning theory, assessment and evaluation of learning, unit planning and lesson planning.