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Enhancing Teaching Practice in Higher Education

Enhancing Teaching Practice in Higher Education

First Edition
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March 2016 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book explores ways in which pedagogical research, theory, models and frameworks can be used pragmatically to enhance teaching practice in higher education. It provides practical strategies, ideas, techniques and approaches drawn from literature and real-life experience, using examples from a variety of disciplines.

Cross-cutting themes include developing resilience and care for ourselves, our colleagues and our students, engaging with diversity in teaching and promoting dialogue and enquiry. It also addresses the dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework.

 Key coverage includes:

  • Models of course and learning design and evaluation
  • Teaching in different contexts including lectures and small groups, laboratory, studio and practice settings and supervising student research
  • Enhancing assessment and feedback, student engagement and academic writing through inclusive practice
  • Promoting participation in blended learning
  • Developing students’ work-relevant skills, attributes and practices
  • Approaches to professional development  including the role of mindfulness in teaching

This is essential reading for lecturers on Higher Education Academy-accredited programmes, such as PGCTLHE, PGCAP, PG Cert HE, and for staff seeking HEA fellowship through experience-based routes, or who wish to develop more scholarly approaches to their practice.



Helen Pokorny & Digby Warren
Chapter 1: Introduction: Teaching in the changing landscape of higher education
Digby Warren
Chapter 2: Course and learning design and evaluation
Steven Cranfield
Chapter 3: Teaching by leading and managing learning environments
Helen Pokorny
Chapter 4: Assessment for learning
Charl Fregona with Agata Sadza
Chapter 5: Blended learning
Kathy Harrington, Sandra Sinfield & Tom Burns
Chapter 6: Student engagement
Susannah McKee & Matt Scandrett
Chapter 7: Embracing student diversity
Julian Ingle
Chapter 8: Engaging with academic writing and discourse
Dave Griffiths & Digby Warren
Chapter 9: Effective supervision
Sibyl Coldham & Pauline Armsby
Chapter 10: Work-related learning
Jennifer Bright, Rebecca Eliahoo & Helen Pokorny
Chapter 11: Professional development

This book provides practical strategies and ideas drawn from real life situations that can be used to enhance teaching within HE. The use of distinct chapters covering specific topics makes the book accessible, easy to understand, and navigate. A valuable resource for the trainee and experienced teacher alike.

Mr David Thompson
H.E Care, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
July 28, 2016

This book clearly links effective teaching methods into a higher education context. However, a lot of the tips are methods that have been previously cited in other teaching practice books for lower levels and I have not really found the 'creativity' new to inspire me to recommend students pay the high price for this volume.. It does encourage me that I am using correct techniques already. The first chapter was useful to bring together current policy development.

Mrs Janet Macfarlane
health, University of Bolton
July 1, 2016

Key issues are addressed in each chapter. Each key aspect is present in a easily understood format.

Mrs Karen Clare Baker
School of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Bradford University
June 28, 2016

A great 'dip into' text that challenges thinking and has direct links to teaching practice

Mr Timothy Wallis
Department of Health & Caring, Oldham College
June 13, 2016

General teaching theoretical principles covered.

Mrs Suzanne Gough
Professional Registration, Manchester Metropolitan University
June 6, 2016

This is a comprehensive book that supports and enhances teaching in HE, covering a range of topics that are particularly useful for someone new to teaching in HE.

Mrs Samantha Sutton-Tsang
Centre For Early Childhood, Worcester University
June 2, 2016

This is an excellent resource for lecturers to support all the various tasks involved in teaching. It will help curriculum developers to get a good overview of instructional design, together with valuable strategies.

Professor Rika Swanzen
Social Science, Monash University
May 7, 2016

This publication aids development of teaching and learning in HE, as a useful guide to further supporting continual professional development. Additionally, supporting those on HE teacher training programmes and for existing staff to keep practice current.

Miss Tracey Canham
Health Care And Early Years, Swindon College
April 2, 2016

This is an excellent textbook on effective teaching practice in high education.

Miss Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi
Department of Health Studies, University of East London
February 24, 2016

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