Learning to Teach in Higher Education

This classic text combines practical advice with sound theory to provide a comprehensive introduction to the practice of university teaching.

Author: Paul Ramsden

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415303451

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This classic text combines practical advice with sound theory to provide a comprehensive introduction to the practice of university teaching. It argues that to be a good teacher, you must first understand the experience of learning from the perspective of the student.
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Learning Teaching in Higher Education

This book addresses the practice of learning and teaching within higher education.

Author: Greg Light (Ph. D.)

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076196553X

Category: Education

Page: 277

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This book addresses the practice of learning and teaching within higher education. Higher education is currently a sector challenged worldwide by increased numbers and diversity of students, tougher demands for professional accountability, increasing calls for educational relevance, thinning resources and the exacting demands of a global education market. This book brings together key issues of theory and practice to develop an overall professional 'language' of teaching situated within communities of academic practice. This 'language' provides teachers with a conceptual 'vocabulary' and 'grammar' for understanding and improving practice, enables them to critically reflect upon their teaching in a range of key 'genres'
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Peer Review of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Incorporating both theoretical and practical perspectives, this volume of papers explores varied aspects of peer review of teaching in higher education.

Author: Judyth Sachs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400776395

Category: Education

Page: 219

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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.
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EBOOK An Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

This book is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to learning and teaching in higher education, and an invaluable resource if you are seeking to enhance and develop your teaching in the context of the Teaching Excellence Framework ...

Author: Peter Scales

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335262410

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This book is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to learning and teaching in higher education, and an invaluable resource if you are seeking to enhance and develop your teaching in the context of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). It also supports your progress towards Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), with an overview of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and linking content to the framework. This book is for new and existing teachers in higher education and those teaching higher education programmes in further education colleges. As well as helping you enhance and extend your understanding of the theory and practice of learning and teaching, this book encourages you to reflect on and improve your teaching in higher education to meet the needs of a diversity of students in the changing landscape of higher education. Together with its progressive and logical sequencing of topics - covering planning and preparation; techniques, methods and resources; assessment, quality and evaluation - the book provides: • A core text and resource for new teachers in higher education undertaking postgraduate programmes in learning and teaching. • An accessible and practical introduction to the knowledge and skills required to become a confident and effective lecturer in higher education • Mapping to the HEA UK Professional Standards Framework to provide guidance and support for those working towards Fellowship of the HEA together with sample Fellowship applications • 'Pause & Reflect' boxes to reinforce your professional learning journey "This book is not only an excellent introduction to learning and teaching in university but also for those providing higher level learning in further education colleges. It is an ideal companion for lecturers and teachers undertaking postgraduate programmes in learning and teaching and also for those seeking Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. The core message of the book is that improving teaching, learning and quality begins with teachers themselves through their own professionalism, scholarship and reflective practice." Vicky Duckworth, Reader in Education, Edge Hill University, UK "Pete Scales begins his book by asking the question ‘What is teaching?’ and giving possible answers and raising further questions. This sets the tone for his approach in this wide-ranging almost encyclopaedic book that touches on all the topics and issues that someone new to higher education is required to address. But this introductory book is unique because Scales never loses what is his professional passion and his authorial focus - the relationship between the teacher and the student. All education is founded on the relationship between a teacher and a student and Scales provides a guide for the new higher education teacher through the confusing and confused world of higher education in order that they can remain a teacher despite institutional distractions." Dennis Hayes, Professor of Education, University of Derby, UK "This book provides a welcome and timely addition which will be of huge value to anybody with an interest in teaching and learning in higher education. It will be of particular value to those new to teaching in the higher education sector as well as more experienced staff who wish to update their skills or apply for Higher Education Academy recognition." Chris Wakeman, Head of Education and Inclusion Studies, University of Wolverhampton, UK "Explicit links to specific elements of each dimension of the UK Professional Standards Framework make this text invaluable to those producing evidence for taught routes to HEA fellowship or associate fellowship, and for those embarking on applications for FHEA based on CPD and experience. It gives good guidance to alignment of each element of the UKPSF dimensions with personal professional experiences. Peter Scales shares my dislike for the word ‘delivery’ to describe teaching and clearly explains why! The text is passionate,"readable and engaging with a logical presentation of the lived experiences of teaching in higher education.” Beverley Hale, Professor of Learning and Teaching, University of Chichester, UK
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Reflective Teaching in Higher Education

The author team: Paul Ashwin (Lancaster University, UK) | David Boud (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) | Kelly Coate (King's Learning Institute, King's College London, UK) | Fiona Hallett (Edge Hill University, UK) | Elaine ...

Author: Paul Ashwin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441147233

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Reflective Teaching in Higher Education is the definitive textbook for reflective teachers in higher education. Informed by the latest research in this area, the book offers extensive support for those at the start of an academic career and career-long professionalism for those teaching in higher education. Written by an international collaborative author team of higher education experts led by Paul Ashwin, Reflective Teaching in Higher Education offers two levels of support: - practical guidance for day-to-day teaching, covering key issues such as strategies for improving learning, teaching and assessment, curriculum design, relationships, communication, and inclusion; and - evidence-informed 'principles' to aid understanding of how theories can effectively inform teaching practices, offering ways to develop a deeper understanding of teaching and learning in higher education. Case studies, activities, research briefings and annotated key readings are provided throughout. The author team: Paul Ashwin (Lancaster University, UK) | David Boud (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) | Kelly Coate (King's Learning Institute, King's College London, UK) | Fiona Hallett (Edge Hill University, UK) | Elaine Keane (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland) | Kerri-Lee Krause (Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia) | Brenda Leibowitz (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) | Iain MacLaren (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland) | Jan McArthur (Lancaster University, UK) | Velda McCune (University of Edinburgh, UK) | Michelle Tooher National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland) This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education. Reflective Teaching in Higher Education and its website, www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk, promote the expertise of teaching within higher education.
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Online Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

How can online learning be used to enhance the student experience? This book provides the first critical evaluation of theory and practice in online learning and teaching in higher education.

Author: Shirley Bach

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335229482

Category: Education

Page: 200

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What are the links between theory and practice in the area of online learning in higher education?What are the strengths and weaknesses of the online approach?How can online learning be used to enhance the student experience? This book provides the first critical evaluation of theory and practice in online learning and teaching in higher education. It also provides a critique of online learning for all those working in a higher education setting. It examines the online approach in the context of the internet age and global higher education, examining changes in distance learning as well as how online learning is affecting mainstream mass higher education. Practical examples throughout the book allow the reader to:Understand quality issues with regard to online learningDesign appropriate coursesCreate stimulating online learning environmentsTransform learning methodsAdapt and develop strategies to enhance online teaching practiceOnline Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is key reading for lecturers, managers and policy makers in the higher education sector.
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Exploring Learning Teaching in Higher Education

The focus of this book is on exploring effective strategies in higher education that promote meaningful learning and go beyond discipline boundaries, with a special emphasis on Subjectivity Learning, Refreshing Lecturing, Learning through ...

Author: Mang Li

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642553516

Category: Education

Page: 410

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The focus of this book is on exploring effective strategies in higher education that promote meaningful learning and go beyond discipline boundaries, with a special emphasis on Subjectivity Learning, Refreshing Lecturing, Learning through Construction, Learning through Transaction, Transformative Learning, Using Technology, and Assessment for Learning and Teaching in particular. The research collected in this book is all based on empirical studies and includes research methods and findings that will be of great interest to teachers and researchers in the area of higher education. The main benefit readers will derive from this book is a meaningful insight into what other teachers around the world are doing in higher education and what lessons they have learned, which will support them in their own teaching.
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Reflective Teaching in Higher Education

Written by an international collaborative author team of experts led by Paul Ashwin, Reflective Teaching in Higher Education offers two levels of support: - practical guidance for day-to-day teaching, covering key issues such as strategies ...

Author: Paul Ashwin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350084681

Category: Education

Page: 472

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Reflective Teaching in Higher Education is the definitive textbook for those wanting to excel at teaching in the sector. Informed by the latest research in this area, the book offers extensive support for those at the start of an academic career and career-long professionalism for those teaching in higher education. Written by an international collaborative author team of experts led by Paul Ashwin, Reflective Teaching in Higher Education offers two levels of support: - practical guidance for day-to-day teaching, covering key issues such as strategies for improving learning, teaching and assessment, curriculum design, relationships, communication, and inclusion - evidence-informed 'principle's to aid understanding of how theories can effectively inform teaching practices, offering ways to develop a deeper understanding of teaching and learning in higher education In addition to new case studies from a wider variety of countries than ever before, this new edition includes discussion of: - What is meant by 'agency' - Gender, ethnicity, disability and university teaching - Digital learning spaces and social media - Teaching career development for academics - Decolonising the curriculum - Assessment and feedback practices - Teaching excellence and 'learning gain' - 2015 UN General Assembly 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reflectiveteaching.co.uk provides a treasure trove of additional support. It includes supplementary sector specific material to support for considering questions around society's educational aims, and much more besides.
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Team Based Collaboration in Higher Education Learning and Teaching

This book examines what collaboration means in practice, and the factors that enable effective team collaboration for learning and teaching in higher education.

Author: Catherine Newell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811318549

Category: Education

Page: 69

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This book examines what collaboration means in practice, and the factors that enable effective team collaboration for learning and teaching in higher education. It explains how academics can work more collaboratively, and how universities can organise and govern themselves by means of collaboration. The book brings together current research and commentaries on collaboration in higher education to provide important guidance derived from a synthesis and evaluation of the existing empirical research and commentaries in the field. The book will benefit all readers who are interested in making their own teams and higher education organisations more collaborative. It will help them plan collaborative innovations in their organisations, identify priorities for professional capacity building, and design collaborative organisational structures.
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The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

This book makes a significant contribution to the literature on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Author: Shirley Booth

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9780992236045

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This book makes a significant contribution to the literature on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). It provides both theoretical and practical insights that should be of interest to many SoTL scholars and practitioners worldwide. The theme of teaching and learning, and SoTL, as fundamentally communicative acts, connects the entire volume and will be picked up by SoTL scholars elsewhere as a useful and critical frame for future scholarship. The cases from South Africa and Sweden offer new perspectives on teaching, learning, and SoTL.ÿ
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Changing 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 ...

Author: Paul Ashwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134295999

Category: Education

Page: 168

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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.
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Enhancing Teaching in Higher Education

"Enhancing Teaching in Higher Education addresses major issues for learning and teaching in higher education today and will be a reliable source of advice and ideas for new and experienced lecturers wanting to improve their students' ...

Author: Peter Hartley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415335299

Category: Education

Page: 196

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"Enhancing Teaching in Higher Education addresses major issues for learning and teaching in higher education today and will be a reliable source of advice and ideas for new and experienced lecturers wanting to improve their students' learning."--Jacket.
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Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

This book demonstrates various ways to engage students and offers techniques to enhance teaching practice, focusing on particular challenges such as large group teaching, increasing attendance and engagement, and successful professional ...

Author: Kathy Daniels

Publisher:

ISBN: 1788975073

Category: Business education

Page: 360

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There is often little guidance available on how to teach in universities, despite there being increasing pressure to raise teaching standards, as well as no official requirement for academics to have any specific teaching qualification in many countries. This invaluable book comprehensively addresses this issue, providing an overview of teaching in a business school that covers all stages of student learning. This book demonstrates various ways to engage students and offers techniques to enhance teaching practice, focusing on particular challenges such as large group teaching, increasing attendance and engagement, and successful professional development. All the contributors have current experience of teaching in a business school, allowing them to offer honest, personal assessments of what is effective in practice. Chapters address specific topics such as technology enhanced learning, while useful 'thoughts' provide creative and innovative suggestions on improving participation and outcomes. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education will be an important resource for those teaching in a business school setting, as well as having significant value to anyone teaching in higher education more generally.
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Authenticity in and Through Teaching in Higher Education

This new book is particularly relevant now however as it explores the notion of the scholarship of teaching through the lens of authenticity, a complex, intriguing and particularly striking and distinctively helpful notion which has caught ...

Author: Carolin Kreber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415520089

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 197

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"Almost a quarter-century after the Carnegie report Scholarship Reconsidered, the scholarship of teaching remains a contested idea, celebrated by some and critiqued by others. This new book is particularly relevant now however as it explores the notion of the scholarship of teaching through the lens of authenticity, a complex, intriguing and particularly striking and distinctively helpful notion which has caught the attention of several authors in adult and higher education. However, those writing about authenticity do not always make explicit what it is that they mean by this notion, nor are they clear about the philosophical foundations underpinning it. In developing the notion of the scholarship of teaching as an 'authentic practice', the author draws on several complementary philosophical ideas to explore the nature of this practice, why it is imperative for universities to engage in it, what meaningful engagement wold look like and the conditions under which it might qualify as 'authentic'. Core constructs employed include practice virtue communicative action 'being', 'power', critical reflection and transformationThe scholarship of teaching is described as a practice sustained through critical reflection and critical self-reflection. Being a scholar of teaching is viewed as an ongoing transformative learning process, a process of becoming authentic, the latter ultimately aimed at both helping students to become authentic and creating a better world in which to teach, learn and live. Although explored as a practice in its own right, the scholarship of teaching is seen to be strengthened by being situated within a wider integrated notion of academic practice. The book combines the author's previous research on authenticity with earlier work on the meaning of the scholarship of teaching, offering a provocative, fresh and timely perspective on the scholarship of teaching and professional learning in our times but also providing guidance on how to create a better world in which to learn, teach and live"--
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Using Technology to Support Learning and Teaching

Using Technology to Support Learning and Teaching fills a gap in the market by provides a jargon free (but pedagogically informed) set of guidance for teaching practitioners who wish to consider the variety of ways in which technology can ...

Author: Andy Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415630509

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 248

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"The climate of Higher Education is changing rapidly. Students are more likely to see themselves as consumers and have increasingly high expectations regarding teaching and learning. The use of new technology is, in part, being used to meet this need whether by increased access to teaching materials outside the classroom or the use of interactivity in lectures. Although there is no illusion amongst Higher Education institutions that technology is a panacea, it is clear that technology is a vital tool in meeting expectations and one that will be used more and more. Using Technology to Support Learning and Teaching fills a gap in the market by provides a jargon free (but pedagogically informed) set of guidance for teaching practitioners who wish to consider the variety of ways in which technology can enrich their practice and the learning of their students. It integrates a wide range of example cases from different kinds of HE institutions and different academic disciplines, illustrating pedagogies that are easily practicable. Full of advice, hints and tips for practitioners who want to use technology to support a style of teaching and learning that is built on sound pedagogical principles, it provides a quick user-friendly reference on how to incorporate technology into Higher Education in a way that adheres to their learning principles and values"--
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Enhancing Learning Teaching Assessment And Curriculum In Higher Education

This book offers those involved in change a coherent conceptual overview of enhancement approaches, of the change context, and of the probable interactions between them.

Author: Bamber, Veronica

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335233755

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Higher education is a particularly complex site for enhancement initiatives. This book offers those involved in change a coherent conceptual overview of enhancement approaches, of the change context, and of the probable interactions between them.
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Teacher Development in Higher Education

This book also provides input for higher-education managers by pointing out how the local context and both institutional and national policy-making may help or hinder the effective preparation of professors for their teaching ...

Author: Eszter Simon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136220043

Category: Education

Page: 314

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Concerns about the quality of teaching and learning in higher education have given rise to teacher development programs and centers around the world. This book investigates the challenges and complexities of creating instructional development programs for present and future academics. Using case studies from a variety of countries including Estonia, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom, it examines issues that are important for higher education researchers as well as higher education managers. The book includes international responses to the need to improve teaching in higher education. It demonstrates many different ways success may be understood, and investigates what factors may influence the results of instructional development. Contributors use these factors to explain program success through theoretical frameworks. This book also provides input for higher-education managers by pointing out how the local context and both institutional and national policy-making may help or hinder the effective preparation of professors for their teaching responsibilities.
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Developing Transformative Spaces in Higher Education

Working in and through spaces of transgression, the contributors to this volume develop frameworks for the possibilities of transformative spaces in learning and teaching in higher education.

Author: Sue Jackson

Publisher: Routledge Research in Higher E

ISBN: 1138742309

Category: Education

Page: 276

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Higher education has been presented as a solution to a host of local and global problems, despite the fact that learning and assessment can also be used as mechanisms for exclusion and social control. Developing Transformative Spaces in Higher Education: Learning to Transgress demonstrates that even when knowledge may appear to be the solution, it can be partial and disempowering to all but the dominant groups. The book shows the need to contest such knowledge claims and to learn to transgress, rather than to conform. It argues that transformative spaces need to be found and that these should be about the creation of new opportunities, ways of knowing and ways of being. Working in and through spaces of transgression, the contributors to this volume develop frameworks for the possibilities of transformative spaces in learning and teaching in higher education. The book critiques the ways in which Western higher education culture determines the academic agenda in relation to dialogue on social differences, minority groups and hierarchical structures, including issues of representation among different groups in the population.¿ It also explores the personal and political costs of transgression and outlines ways in which transitions can be¿transformative. The book should be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students engaged in the study of higher education, education studies, teacher training, social justice and transformation. It should also be essential reading for practitioners working in post-compulsory education.
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Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

The ILT is a professional membership organisation which is open to all institutions and academics. This book will be of interest to all those who teach and support learning in higher education.

Author: Norman Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203470138

Category: Education

Page: 168

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The Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILT) was launched in 1999 as a result of the recommendations of the Dearing committee. It is the only national body in the world which promotes the quality of teaching and learning in higher education. This book has four purposes: * to provide the background story to the evolution and establishment of the ILT * to document the central role of the assessment of prior learning (APL) * to support the institutions and individuals who are moving to engage with the ILT and in particular take the APL route for the first time * to speculate on the possible consequences of the ILT itself and APL within it. The ILT is a professional membership organisation which is open to all institutions and academics. This book will be of interest to all those who teach and support learning in higher education.
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Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

This text explores broad best practice approaches to undertaking enquiry into learning and teaching in higher education.

Author: Elizabeth Cleaver

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473904163

Category: Education

Page: 272

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In today's higher education climate academic staff are encouraged to focus not only on the up-to-date content of their teaching, but also to identify the most effective ways to engage students in learning, often alongside other key transferrable skills. This had led to a growing requirement for staff to adopt a scholarly approach to learning and teaching practice, and to undertake scholarship of learning and teaching as part of ongoing professional development. This text explores broad best practice approaches to undertaking enquiry into learning and teaching in higher education. It provides an introduction for staff who have been educated within a range of academic disciplines, often with high-level but very focused knowledge about, and understandings of, research processes to the potentially new world of educational enquiry. This is complemented by chapters exploring what educational enquiry means in the context of different academic disciplines, including physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, the life sciences, the arts, the humanities, the health professions, and law. It also includes: An overview of research methodology including data collection, literature reviews, good ethical practice, and research dissemination Case studies of actual research projects to support understanding of how to carry out educational enquiry in practice.
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