University Teaching In Focus

Author: Lynne Hunt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415644062
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University Teaching in Focus provides a foundational springboard for early career academics preparing to teach in universities. Focusing on four critical areas - teaching, curriculum, students, and quality/leadership - this succinct resource offers university teachers a straightforward approach to facilitating effective student learning. The book empowers university teachers and contributes to their career success by developing teaching skills, strategies, and knowledge, as well as linking theory to practice. Written in a clear and accessible style by internationally acclaimed experts, topics include: learning theories, assessment, discipline-based teaching, curriculum design, problem-based and work-integrated learning, effective classroom teaching, and flexible modes of delivery. The needs of diverse student groups are explored and the scholarship of teaching and learning is addressed within a quality and leadership framework. The book also makes reference to seminal works and current resources. Real-world cases illuminate the theoretical content and 'Your Thoughts' sections encourage reflection and adaptation to local contexts. University Teaching in Focus explores ways that teachers can effectively engage students in life-long learning, extending their capacity to solve problems, to enter the workforce, to understand their discipline, and to interact positively with others in a global community throughout their professional lives.

University Teaching In Focus

Author: Lynne Hunt
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ISBN: 9780367442095
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"The second edition of University Teaching in Focus distils the knowledge and insights of internationally acclaimed experts in university teaching. It empowers university teachers and contributes to their career success by developing their teaching skills, strategies, and knowledge. Written in a clear and accessible style, it provides a sharp focus on student learning through the lens of four sections: Focus on subject and curriculum design, Focus on subject teaching and learning, Focus on students, Focus on your career Each of the fifteen chapters targets a key teaching and learning issue referencing seminal works, current resources and practical applications using real-world cases. The 'Your Thoughts' sections encourage reflection and offer opportunities to adapt international evidence about best practice to local contexts and disciplines. This edition will be a key resource for foundational teaching development programs in higher education institutions or as a self-help manual by early career and experienced teachers who wish to enhance their students' learning"--

Fore Runners Of French In Nigeria

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Learner Centered Assessment On College Campuses

Author: Mary E. Huba
Editor: Prentice Hall
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"This resource is a well constructed introduction to learner-centered assessment, complete with practical, ready-to-implement assessment techniques. Designed to bring you up to speed quickly, the book is grounded in the principles of constructivist learning theory and continuous improvement. It helps you to connect with what you already know about assessment, integrate that knowledge with new information, and try new approaches to enhance your students' learning. You see clearly what it means to shift from a teacher-centered paradigm of instruction to a learner-centered paradigm."--BOOK JACKET.

Syllabi Of The American Society For The Extension Of University Teaching

Author: American Society for Extension of University Teaching
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Focus On The Language Classroom

Author: Richard Allwright
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521269094
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The authors set out to define the aims, principles and objectives of recent research into what exactly happens in the language classroom, to describe the findings of this work, and to relate these to teaching practice.

Focus On Behavior Analysis In Education

Author: Timothy E. Heron
Editor: Prentice Hall
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Primary text or supplement for graduate-level courses or seminars on applied behavior analysis, educational reform, and evidence-based curriculum and instruction. The nineteen chapters in this edited volume were developed from presentations given at The Ohio State University's Third Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education Conference. The contributing authors present literature reviews, conceptual analyses, and data from several original studies; they describe advancements in curricula, classroom and schoolwide interventions, and teacher training programs; and they offer personal perspectives on the current status and future directions of behavior analysis in education. This text is an ideal resource for three groups (1) educators seeking information and resources on measurably effective instructional tools; (2) students of behavior analysis wishing to learn about its applications, accomplishments, and future research needs in education; and (3) anyone-pre-service education major, in-service teacher, school administrator, parent, or consumer-who has heard about the "behavioral approach" and wonders what it is all about.

Language In Focus

Author: Katarzyna Papaja
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144385851X
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Applied Linguistics is a field of academic enquiry that deals with the theoretical and empirical investigation of real issues which focus on language. These issues include aspects of linguistics, first or second language acquisition, literacy, language disorders, foreign language learning and teaching, bilingual education, linguistic discrimination, and language policy, among others. New approaches, new theoretical concepts and new methods are a prerequisite for dealing with particular educational issues, and, as such, this book focuses on the challenges and opportunities that emerge from this. It brings together selected presentations given at the LIF2014 conference, which took place in Antalya, Turkey. The main focus of this event was to reflect the internationality of the English language by drawing academicians, researchers, teachers and educational authorities from all over the world and providing them with the opportunity to exchange an interdisciplinary dialogue on the theoretical as well as purely practical implications of Applied Linguistics and ELT.

Focus On Assessment

Author: Eunice Jang
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780194000833
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Referencing classroom-based research and classroom vignettes, Focus on Assessment helps you to understand research evidence in language assessment for students aged 6-16. It develops your ability to design, implement, and critically evaluate language assessment.

The Child In Focus

Author: Estelle Irving
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The Child in Focus provides a comprehensive introduction for students beginning an early childhood education program. The text incorporates the full range of the early years, from birth to age 3, and ages 4-8, while linking to specific subject areas.Divided into three sections, Part 1 offers an introduction to childhood and the concepts which form early childhood education. Part 2 covers discrete subject areas along with curriculum and pedagogy. Part 3 focuses on professional practice and teaching skills, providing students with the groundingknowledge to continue in their degree.The Child in Focus recognises the important role early childhood educators and teachers play in society and focuses on providing the foundational skills and knowledge for students to succeed in these roles. Filled with contemporary content, The Child in Focus has a strong emphasis on the developmentof critical reflection for pre-service teachers and adaptability to respond to increasingly complex social and family issues.

Focus In Grade 4

Author: Jane F. Schielack
Editor: National Council of Teachers of
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NCTM's Focus books are designed to show teachers and other educators how to organise mathematics instruction around the Focal Points in the Council's influential Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics. Each book fleshes out the Focal Points with practical strategies and samples of student work. Mathematics instruction based on the Focal Points brings coherence to the curriculum and focusing on fewer topics deepens understanding. This book shows teachers and others how to organise instruction in grade 4 around the three Focal Points that Curriculum Focal Points identifies for this grade level. Practical suggestions support focusing on developing quick recall of multiplication and division facts and fluency in whole-number multiplication, understanding decimals and their connection with fractions and working with area and the areas of two-dimensional shapes.

Focus

Author: Mike Schmoker
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 1416626360
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In this 2nd edition of Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, Mike Schmoker extends and updates the case that our schools could be on the cusp of swift, unparalleled improvements. But we are stymied by a systemwide failure to simplify and prioritize; we have yet to focus our limited time and energy on the most essential, widely acknowledged, evidence-based practices that could have more impact than all other initiatives combined. They are: simple, coherent curricula; straightforward, traditional literacy practices; and lessons built around just a few hugely effective elements of good teaching. As Schmoker demonstrates, the case for these practices—and the need for them—has grown prodigiously. In every chapter, you’ll find late-breaking discoveries and practical advice on how to simplify the implementation of new state standards in the subject areas; on the hidden pitfalls of our most popular, but unproven instructional fads and programs; and on simple, versatile strategies for building curriculum, planning lessons, and integrating literacy into every discipline. All of these strategies and findings are supported with exciting new evidence from actual schools. Their success confirms, as Michael Fullan writes, that a focus on the best "high-leverage practices" won’t only improve student performance; they will produce "stunningly powerful consequences" in our schools.

Focus On Teaching

Author: Sylvester J. Balassi
Editor: New York : Odyssey Press
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Rethinking University Teaching

Author: Diana Laurillard
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415256797
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This book argues that the promises made für e-learning will only be realised if we begin with an understanding of how students learn, and design the use of learning technologies from this standpoint.

Exploring University Teaching And Learning

Author: Keith Trigwell
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030508307
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This book focuses on university teachers’ experience of teaching and learning. Following on from the 1999 volume Understanding Learning and Teaching, which focused on student experiences of teaching and learning, this book provides guidance on how teachers’ experiences can be understood in ways which can support the continued enhancement of student learning experiences and learning outcomes. Drawing on the outcomes of a 30-year research project, this comprehensive volume discusses the qualitative variation in approaches to university teaching, the factors associated with that variation, and how different ways of teaching are related to differences in student experiences of teaching and learning. The authors extend the discussions of teaching into new areas, including emotions in teaching, leadership of teaching, growth as a university teacher and the contentious field of relations between teaching and research. “This important book offers an accessible, research-informed guide to understanding student learning and university teaching. Written by two world-leading experts in the field, it provides rich insights and practical responses to the challenges faced by those who care deeply about teaching and learning in higher education.” —Professor Paul Ashwin, Lancaster University, UK "Enhancing discipline-specific evidence-based development of the quality of teaching and learning in higher education has been my strategy during my whole career. Therefore and with great pleasure I read the book by Trigwell and Prosser which distills their teaching and learning research into a guide for those seeking to better understand their teaching environment. Building on their discovery of relations between the ways of teaching and the ways of learning, they expand on what is known about variation in teaching and how it links to course design, to research and to academic development. This book will be a valuable resource for many academics."​ —Professor​ Sari Lindblom, University of Helsinki, Finland “In an international higher education context going through much change and uncertainty, Trigwell and Prosser have produced a scholarly, timely, evidence-based, view of teaching and learning suitable for universities world-wide. The experience, quality and satisfaction of university leaders, researchers, teachers and students will benefit enormously from the ideas in this addition to their first book.” —Professor Robert A. Ellis, Griffith University, Australia

Focus On Learning Technologies

Author: Nicky Hockly
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194002926
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Focus on Learning Technologies helps teachers understand the role of digital technologies in supporting language learning for second or foreign language learners aged 5–18. Drawing on research with school-age learners, the book equips teachers with the knowledge necessary to make effective and principled decisions about choosing and using learning technologies in their own language classes. The book provides an accessible overview of key research studies on learning technologies, considers examples from real classroom practice, and provides activities to help teachers relate the content to their own teaching contexts. Additional online resources at www.oup.com/elt/teacher/folt Nicky Hockly is Director of Pedagogy at award-winning online training and development organisation The Consultants-E (www.theconsultants-e.com). Oxford Key Concepts Series Advisers: Patsy M. Lightbown and Nina Spada

Focus On Reading

Author: Susan Hood
Editor: NCELTR
ISBN: 9781864080520
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In this text teaching reading to students of English as a second language is expounded, with an emphasis on the readers interpretation of the text, reliance on context, skimming, scanning and prediction as the major learning strategies. Chapters cover reading theories, the reading needs of language students, planning programs and selecting texts and activities. Common questions that are discussed include methods of assessment and their difficulties. Nicky Solomon and Anne Burns teach in NSW universities, Hood coordinates research and resources in the NSW Adult Migrant English Service.

The Undergraduate Experience

Author: Peter Felten
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119051193
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A clear, practical framework for getting higher education back on track The Undergraduate Experience is a guide for significantly improving student learning and institutional performance in the rapidly changing world of higher education. Written by recognized experts in undergraduate education, this book encourages college and university leaders to rethink current practices that fragment the student experience, and to focus on creating powerful, integrated undergraduate learning for all students. Drawing from their own deep experience and the latest research, the authors reveal key principles that enable institutional change and enhance student outcomes in any higher education setting. Coverage includes high-impact practices for engagement, the importance of strategic leadership, the necessity of setting and maintaining high expectations, and insight on fostering excellence through systematic planning. Through its core themes and action principles, this book can be a valuable resource for faculty, staff, administrators, and governing boards at all types of postsecondary institutions. The book provides a practical framework for achieving excellence in undergraduate education by focusing on: Learning Relationships Expectations Alignment Improvement Leadership The value of an undergraduate education is under greater scrutiny than ever before, and campus leaders must be able to convey the value of their institutions to students, boards, donors, and legislators. Is a college or university degree worth the increasing cost? Are today's students academically adrift? What's the difference between a degree and an education? Responding to these questions requires focused action by individuals and institutions. The Undergraduate Experience offers practical guidance for creating and sustaining excellence in the face of disruption and change in higher education.

Focus On Asian Studies

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Distracted

Author: James M. Lang
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1541699815
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Keeping students focused can be difficult in a world filled with distractions -- which is why a renowned educator created a scientific solution to one of every teacher's biggest problems. Why is it so hard to get students to pay attention? Conventional wisdom blames iPhones, insisting that access to technology has ruined students' ability to focus. The logical response is to ban electronics in class. But acclaimed educator James M. Lang argues that this solution obscures a deeper problem: how we teach is often at odds with how students learn. Classrooms are designed to force students into long periods of intense focus, but emerging science reveals that the brain is wired for distraction. We learn best when able to actively seek and synthesize new information. In Distracted, Lang rethinks the practice of teaching, revealing how educators can structure their classrooms less as distraction-free zones and more as environments where they can actively cultivate their students' attention. Brimming with ideas and grounded in new research, Distracted offers an innovative plan for the most important lesson of all: how to learn.