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.
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.
The core purpose of this distinctive book is to offer academics working in higher education practical support in achieving formal accreditation of their teaching practice with the Higher Education Academy (HEA). It maps a range of key themes against the UKPSF (United Kingdom Professional Standards Framework) and invites readers to engage with the all-important dimensions of practice. This book is relevant both to those who are in the process of preparing an application for an HEA fellowship and to those who are preparing assignments they might be producing for a PG Cert (HE) programme. The book explains the dimensions of practice in detail and offers readers suggestions for ways in which they might engage with particular aspects of the UK PSF at the end of each section and thus evidence the quality of their teaching practice. Each section also offers suggestions on ways to develop teaching as related to the themes. Its distinctive features include: Linking explicitly to the UK PSF (UK Professional Standards Framework) and offering practical advice to those making a fellowship application. Integrating this practical element with some of the wider debates about the purpose of higher education Incorporating a thread of student engagement throughout the book, including students' own perspectives on the themes of the book. Not only will the book support academics following an accreditation route, the book will also be a useful companion text on taught courses since the UK PSF is the overarching framework for people working in HE in a teaching capacity. Whether you are working in higher education or working in college based higher education then this is the book for you.
From pressures to become economically efficient to calls to act as an agent of progressive social change, higher education is facing a series of challenges. There is an urgent need for a rigorous and sophisticated research base to support the informed development of practices. Yet studies of educational practices in higher education remain theoretically underdeveloped and segmented by discipline and country. Building Knowledge in Higher Education illustrates how Legitimation Code Theory is bringing research together from across the disciplinary map and enabling practical change in a rigorously theorized way. The volume addresses both students and educators. Part I explores ways of supporting student achievement from STEM to the arts, from introductory courses to doctoral training, and from using new digital media to reflective writing. Part II focuses on academic staff development in higher education, reaching from curriculum design to pedagogic practices. All chapters focus on issues of contemporary relevance to higher education, showing how Legitimation Code Theory enables these issues to be understood and practices improved. Building Knowledge in Higher Education brings together internationally renowned scholars in higher education studies, academic development, academic literacies, and sociology, with some of the brightest new researchers. The volume significantly extends understandings of teaching and learning in changing higher education contexts and so contributes to educational research and practice. It will be essential reading not only to scholars and students in these fields but also to scholars and educators in higher education more generally.
Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates: Reflections from the Classroom captures the endeavours that professors from different disciplines at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) have undergone to enhance the learning opportunities for their students. All the authors have deliberately chosen to approach teaching with inquiry and enthusiasm to do this. In every chapter, the authors take a scholarly, reflective approach to explain and examine the innovative techniques and methods which they have employed to identify the needs of the students in order to offer opportunities for them to better understand the subject material. Through topics ranging from introducing active learning techniques to examining the effect of technology on the learning process, the authors describe, evaluate and reflect upon their teaching practice. The fifteen chapters provide inspiration for teaching excellence by combining insight and experience to invoke enthusiasm for and dedication to outstanding teaching, and a commitment to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in institutions of Higher Education world-wide.
This book brings together a collection of ground-breaking research and tested techniques in the field of learning and teaching in higher education. It provides an accessible, authoritative account of the latest developments, outlining how to apply learning theory and best practice to everyday teaching and providing advice on overcoming problems of implementation. Evidence is drawn from funded projects and innovative practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds and covers areas including approaches to learning, working with students, enhancing the progress and development of students and supporting and developing your own practice. Enhancing Teaching in Higher Education sums up the state of learning and teaching in higher education today and is a reliable source of advice and ideas for new as well as experienced lecturers wanting to improve their students' learning.
Publisher: Hildesheimer Schriften zur Interkulturellen Kommunikation / Hildesheim Studies in Intercultural Communication
Category: College teaching
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education has changed. In this volume international perspectives on learning policies and strategies are congregated. They are the result of an international project on further developing educational science in Europe, Russia and China. A special focus lies on digital learning, developed during the pandemic.
Although educators continue to face the issue of maintaining quality teaching practices, academic managers and educational developers face significant challenges when changing in higher education teaching strategies. Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education presents international case studies of individual approaches and institutional examples to benefit teachers at the individual level as well as institutional leaders involved in change. This publication is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate level courses in education related best practices in pedagogy, innovation in the use of technology, and the future direction of universities in the advancement of teaching practices.
Based on national standards for teaching in higher education in Britian, this book constitutes a comprehensive handbook and essential guide and reference for both new and existing college teachers, based on exemplary practice and case studies from leading authors. It gives readers the information they need to ensure that their teaching practice is in line with the best international practices. Features include: -- Practical yet well referenced guidance-- User-friendly style and format-- Cross-disciplinary approach-- Wide ranging tips for teaching strategies-- Sensitive to the competing demands of teaching and research.
Incorporating both theoretical and practical perspectives, this volume of papers explores varied aspects of peer review of teaching in higher education. The section on theory features contributions from academics based in Europe, North America and Australia. It provides a number of models demonstrating ways in which collegial peer commentary can enhance the quality of learning and teaching. The chapters examine in detail the importance of communication and leadership, and deploy evidence from one-on-one interviews that evince the value of considering collegiality, emotions, attitudes, and spaces in peer review. The analysis shows how these factors are central to the ways in which lecturers and teachers communicate with each other to create constructive opportunities for learning. The chapters on practical considerations detail the peer review process and include case studies from institutions in Africa, Europe, North America and Australia, which focus on different areas of the topic, including peer review as a quality assurance mechanism, peer review in distance education, peer review in foundation courses, and peer review embedded within a department and across a university. The book ends with an international perspective on the role of peer review in ensuring a holistic approach to quality enhancement in learning and teaching.
Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education offers a combination of critical perspectives and practical advice that is ideally suited for individuals interested in enhancing their practice through analysis and critique. The aim is to promote a critical understanding of one’s own practices: to foster personal and professional formation through a reflexive engagement with one's environment and circumstances. At a practical level this means to continuously think about how to adjust practice rather than following a formulaic approach derived from any particular educational theory. Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education argues that academics can find space for their own agency in the midst of institutional policies and practices that serve to frame, as well as delimit and constrain, what counts as good academic work in teaching and research. This text bridges a gap between those books that provide a high-level analysis of contemporary higher education, the more practical texts on how to be a good teacher in higher education, and those texts which aim to improve teaching through better understanding of the learning process. Topical chapters include: Teacher-learner relationship, Learning groups, Practice-oriented learning, Teaching for diversity, e-learning, Assessment, Approaches to Staff Development, Quality assurance, Supervision and Research education, Doing research, and Teaching & Research. A must-have resource for higher education professions, academic developers, professionals, and anyone looking to improve their teaching and learning practices, Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education is also appropriate for continuing and professional development courses in the UK and teaching and learning courses in the US. Mark Tennant is Dean of the University Graduate School, University of Technology, Sydney. Cathi McMullen is Lecturer in the School of Marketing and Management at Charles Sturt University. Dan Kaczynski is Professor in the Educational Leadership department at Central Michigan University.