Research Teaching And Learning In Higher Education

Author: Brown, Sally
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135355460
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Exploring the issue of how educational staff can balance successfully their research and teaching activities, this volume argues that the entire system governing the relationship amongst research, teaching and learning should be dismantled and rebuilt, focusing on symbiosis rather than conflict.

Reshaping Teaching In Higher Education

Author: Alan Jenkins
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0749439033
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This practice-based guide shows how academic research activity can be connected to academic teaching activity in higher education to ensure that neither operates in a vacuum and that each can be enhanced by the other. It addresses issues at the individual, course and institutional level.

Assessment For Learning In Higher Education

Author: Peter Knight
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0749415320
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Combining case studies with theory, this collection reflects current developments and best practice in assessing learners. Part of the Staff and Educational Development series, it is valuable for staff and course developers in higher education.

Developing Effective Part Time Teachers In Higher Education

Author: Fran Beaton
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415517087
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Part-time teachers have become an increasing part of the workforce in universities throughout the world. They work in a sector undergoing enormous change and debate about the purposes of the university for individuals, societies and economies. As part-time employees, however, they are not necessarily offered the same level of support or recognition as full-time lecturers. This book, drawing on the voices of part-time teachers and the expertise of those who support them, considers whole-institution strategies to promote individual and collective professional development. Utilising real action research undertaken by expert practitioners from Australia, New Zealand and the UK, this book explains: What motivates part-time teachers; Developing effective policy and practice to support part-time teachers; What part-time teachers' voices tell us about the content and delivery of induction programmes and ongoing support; The implications of change and future directions of Higher Education and part-time educators; How to build sustainable frameworks for the professional development of part-time staff. Developing Effective Part-time Teachers in Higher Education explores the extent to which part-time staff are utilised, the effectiveness of their teaching, their integration into the broader teaching environment, and their training and development. This international text will prove an invaluable source for anyone involved in academic and educational staff development in Higher or Further Education, and is essential reading for Human Resources directors and managers, senior academics and all part-time teachers.

Management Of Independent Learning Systems

Author: Knight, Peter (Lecturer, Department of Educational Research, University of Lancaster)
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136353879
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This work focuses on the competences associated with self-motivated life-long learners who are accustomed to working with autonomy, and provides models for exploring ways to develop competences in a changing world.

Researching Learning In Higher Education

Author: Glynis Cousin
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135852278
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Across the world, universities are transforming their teaching and learning practices to meet the challenges facing Higher Education in the 21st century. Research into teaching and learning in Higher Education has never been a more important issue. Growing numbers of academics across disciplines are conducting research in their teaching. This book presents contemporary approaches to researching university teaching and learning to address this rising demand. The author provides a much needed comprehensive yet basic approach for conducting this type of research. A perfect resource for new lecturers, professional developers, researchers and graduate students; this book provides useful and effective guidance for conducting teaching and learning research in Higher Education. Filling a clear gap in the market, this book covers all the essential methodological and theoretical bases needed to engage in Higher Education research. This book offers a refreshingly light yet serious approach to research which has proved to yield significant advances in the field, allowing new academics from any discipline to effectively conduct higher education research. Each chapter covers the following: FRAMING HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH Generating an ETHICAL FRAMEWORK QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS FOCUS GROUP RESEARCH SEMI-STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS NARRATIVE INQUIRY ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACHES CASE STUDY RESEARCH ACTION RESEARCH APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY PHENOMENOGRAPHY RESEARCHING THRESHOLD CONCEPTS VISUAL RESEARCH EVALUATION APPROACHES This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in up to date theories and methods for conducting teaching and learning research in Higher Education.

500 Tips On Assessment

Author: Philip Race
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415342791
Size: 16,29 MB
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In this completely updated edition of 500 Tips on Assessment, the authors look at the questions and the problems that teachers face and provide them with practical guidance. Their advice is down-to-earth, jargon-free and digestible, covering such key issues as: putting assessment into context: best practice, learning outcomes and monitoring quality of assessment different examination formats: traditional, open-book, open-notes, oral exams different assessment formats: essays, reports, practical work, presentations feedback and assessment assessing group learning.

Academic And Educational Development

Author: Ranald Macdonald
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113572752X
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Part of the well-known Staff and Educational Development Series, this practice oriented book brings together leading research and evaluation approaches and supporting case studies from leading educational researchers and innovative teachers. With much emphasis on change, innovation and developing best practice in higher education, it is essential that those involved in actually developing, researching or implementing approaches to teaching, learning or management, are informed by the experiences of others. The emphasis of this book is on changing practice in HE; how developments come about; what research underpins desirable development; and the impact of development of student learning, staff expertise and institutional practice and policy. Specifically, the book is developed in two themed parts: Part A, Supporting change within subjects and departments. Part B, Supporting change within institutions and the wider environment.

Changing Higher Education

Author: Paul Ashwin
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415341288
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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.