Successful Group Work

Author: Tim O'Sullivan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135361347
Format: PDF, ePub
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This concise guide covers all the practical skills that students need to work effectively in a group in higher and further education. Using a variety of interactive teaming activities, students can practice the main principles. A number of case-study and real-life examples are also included.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Author: Heather Fry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Akademische Lehrkompetenzen im Diskurs A Discourse on Academic Teaching Competencies

Author: Christian Hofer
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830975783
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lernendenzentrierung und Kompetenzorientierung haben an Hochschulen längst Einzug gehalten. Forschungs- und Reflexionsbedarf besteht jedoch hinsichtlich der praktischen Konsequenzen, die sich daraus ergeben. Welche Kompetenzen sind nötig, um lernendenzentrierte und kompetenzorientierte Lehre umsetzen zu können? Geht mit dem Wandel universitärer Bildungskonzepte eine Änderung des Lehrendenbildes einher? Welche Herausforderungen sind in der universitären Weiterbildung zu lokalisieren? In diesem Sinne richten die AutorInnen dieser Publikation den Blick auf die Entwicklung der Kompetenzen von Lehrenden. Präsentiert, diskutiert und reflektiert werden insbesondere theoretisch-wissenschaftliche Konzepte zu Themen der Hochschuldidaktik, des Bildungs- und Ressourcenmanagements, der Sprachlernforschung sowie der Sprachendidaktik. Learner-centred and competence-oriented approaches have long since made their way into institutions of higher learning. There is however still a need for research on the practical consequences. What competences are necessary to be able to implement learner-centred and competence-oriented teaching? Does the change in academic concepts of education lead us to a new understanding of teachers and the role they play? What challenges does academic continuing education face? With this in mind, the authors turn their attention to the development of teacher competences. They present, discuss and reflect in particular on theoretical and academic concepts on topics concerning university didactics, education and resource management, research on language learning and language teaching.

Capability and Quality in Higher Education

Author: John Stephenson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780749425715
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The new focus in learning is on developing the individual's capability. This work looks at this in the context of improving skills, lifelong learning and welfare-to-work. It debates the issues within the setting of institutional strategies, work-based learning, skills development and assessment.

Effective Learning in the Life Sciences

Author: David Adams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119977630
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences is intended to help ensure that each student achieves his or her true potential by learning how to solve problems creatively in laboratory, field or other workplace setting. Each chapter describes state of the art approaches to learning and teaching and will include case studies, worked examples and a section that lists additional online and other resources. All of the chapters are written from the perspective both of students and academics and emphasize and embrace effective scientific method throughout. This title also draws on experience from a major project conducted by the Centre for Bioscience, with a wide range of collaborators, designed to identify and implement creative teaching in bioscience laboratories and field settings. With a strong emphasis on students thinking for themselves and actively learning about their chosen subject Effective Learning in the Life Sciences provides an invaluable guide to making the university experience as effective as possible.

The Practice of University History Teaching

Author: Alan Booth
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719054921
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides a guide to good practice and its development in the teaching and learning of history in universities and colleges. Its wide range of contributors use a variety of approaches to examine recent thinking on the teaching of the subject, survey current practices, and provide practical advice to teachers and departments at a time of considerable change.