Understanding Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Towards a Critical Approach by Alan SkeltonUnderstanding Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Towards a Critical Approach by Alan Skelton

Understanding Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Towards a Critical Approach

byAlan SkeltonEditorAlan Skelton

Paperback | December 27, 2005

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What makes a university teacher 'excellent'? As debates rage about whether this is down to subject knowledge, communication skills, taking a research-led approach or being a technological whiz, this book provides the first in-depth examination of teaching excellence in higher education. Identifying and examining interpretations of teaching excellence, it considers what 'excellent' means and implies for practice.

 

Title:Understanding Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Towards a Critical ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:December 27, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415333288

ISBN - 13:9780415333283

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Beginnings  1. Introduction  2. A Critical Framework Part 2: Familiar Faces  3. Awards for Teachers  4. Institutions and Teaching Excellence  5. The Contribution of Subject Disciplines Part 3: Alternative Explorations  6. Local Knowledge: 'Ordinary' Teacher and Student Perceptions  7. Internationalisation and Inter-Cultural Learning  8. Seduced by Glitz and Glamour: Press Reporting of Teaching  9. Excellence  10. Professional Development and Teaching Excellence Part 4: Future Horizons  11. Lost in the Translation?  12. Research into Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

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'Skelton writes with an engaging critical zeal, and his book will certainly help many talented, competent, and hardworking teachers in higher education in UK to understand why, and how, a few members of their profession become mysteriously singled out for recognition and reward as ¿excellent¿, whilst they themselves do not.' 'Here we have a bold and original book that cruelly exposes some of the myth-making mechanisms that politicians and their handservants have clumsily sought to impose upon contemporary HE. Extremely well written and a model of clear organisation.' - British Journal of Educational Technology Vol 38 No 1 2007