A Handbook For Teaching And Learning In Higher Education: Enhancing Academic Practice by Heather FryA Handbook For Teaching And Learning In Higher Education: Enhancing Academic Practice by Heather Fry

A Handbook For Teaching And Learning In Higher Education: Enhancing Academic Practice

byHeather Fry, Steve Ketteridge, Stephanie Marshall

Paperback | May 6, 2015

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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 Educationis 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.

Heather Fryis Director (Education, Participation and Students) at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), UK.Steve Ketteridgeis the former Director of the Learning Institute, Queen Mary, University of London, UKStephanie Marshallis Chief Executive of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK.
Title:A Handbook For Teaching And Learning In Higher Education: Enhancing Academic PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:474 pages, 9.5 × 7.4 × 1.1 inPublished:May 6, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415709962

ISBN - 13:9780415709965

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations  Notes on contributors  Acknowledgements  Forward by Professor Sir Bob Burgess Part 1 The current world of teaching and learning in higher education 1. A user's guide  2. UK institutional teaching contexts: polies and practice  3. UK Higher Education: an International context  4. Success as a university teacher Part 2 Learning, Teaching and Supervising in Higher Education 5. Student learning  6. Describing what students should learn  7. Lecturing, working with groups, and providing individual support  8. Assessing assessment: new developments in assessment design, feedback practices and marking in higher education  9. Feedback to and from students: building an ethos of student and staff engagement in teaching and learning  10. Effective online teaching and learning  11. Challenging students: enabling inclusive learning  12. Encouraging independent learning  13. Supervising research degrees  14. Maximising student learning gain: some personal reflections Part 3 Teaching and learning in the disciplines 15. The experimental sciences  16. Mathematics and statistics  17. Engineering  18. Dance, drama and music  19. Social sciences  20. Modern languages  21. Law  22. Business and management  23. Quantitative methods in the social sciences  24. Art, design and media  25. Sport-related subjects  26. Nursing, health and social care  27. Medicine and dentistry  Glossary  Index