Teaching for Understanding at University: Deep Approaches and Distinctive Ways of Thinking by Noel EntwistleTeaching for Understanding at University: Deep Approaches and Distinctive Ways of Thinking by Noel Entwistle

Teaching for Understanding at University: Deep Approaches and Distinctive Ways of Thinking

byNoel Entwistle

Paperback | July 23, 2009

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This book brings together a range of research findings and professional experience about the effects of teaching on the quality of learning at university, encouraging university teachers to think broadly and imaginatively about approaches to teaching in their own area to help students develop deep, personal understandings of the subject.
NOEL ENTWISTLE was the Bell Professor of Education at the University of Edinburgh, UK for 25 years and now is Professor Emeritus. He has Honorary Degrees from the Universities of Gothenburg and Turku and an Oeuvre Award for outstanding research contributions from the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. He is ...
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Title:Teaching for Understanding at University: Deep Approaches and Distinctive Ways of ThinkingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.46 inPublished:July 23, 2009Publisher:Red Globe PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333962982

ISBN - 13:9780333962985

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction and Outline.- PART I: HOW STUDENT'S LEARN.- Educational Psychology and Student Learning.- Learning and Influences on It.- The Impact of Approaches to Learning.- How Students Learn and Study.- PART II: WHAT IS LEARNED.- Understanding Understanding.- The Nature of Academic Understanding.- PART III: HOW ACADEMICS TEACH.- Evolving Approaches to Teaching.- Ideas About Teaching and Learning.- Teaching for Understanding.- Research into Teaching for Understanding.- PART IV: PROVIDING TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT TO SUPPORT LEARNING.- A Heuristic Model of Teaching and Learning.- Research Guiding Teaching.- Assessment as the Driver, but in which Direction?.- Influences of the Learning Environment.- Practical Guidelines for Teaching that Encourages Deep Approaches.- PART V: MONITORING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TEACHING.- Professional Development of Teaching.- Monitoring Teaching and Carrying Out Investigations.- Appendix A: Indicative Interview Schedule.- Appendix B: Questionnaire for Monitoring Learning and Teaching (SETLQ).- Index.

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"...  it could well become a classic text in this field. It is a lucid introduction to the basic concepts in teaching and learning, organised round the central concept of understanding." - John Nisbet, Honorary Research Fellow and Professor of Education, University of Aberdeen, UK   "I am genuine in my opinion that every academic development unit in each UK university will make this a key-reader for their teaching. In many cases it is likely to become the course textbook for professional development." - Dr David Hay, Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, King's College London, UK   "This book will be greatly welcomed and will provide an excellent edition to the literature – and one that has a strong capacity to make a real difference. It presents an authoritative overview of relevant theory – including cutting edge developments in which the author has played a lead role." - Peter Davies, Professor of Education Policy and Director, Institute for Education Policy Research, Staffordshire University, UK