It contains everything you need to know about teaching and learning in UK universities. Not only is it a great introduction to those just starting their teaching careers in HE, but also a comprehensive professional development book. It provides readers with insights into the essential elements to consider at the planning stage of teaching, and ideas on how to make teaching and learning effective in specific contexts (for example, large group teaching in lectures, small groups teaching, laboratories, project supervision).
A very practical text that I feel will be useful for those teaching moving into teaching within the HEI environment.
While this book would not be appropriate for the module which I teach, it would be very suitable for the one which precedes it which is focused on attaining AFHEA and I will recommend it to that Module Co-ordinator. The book could be used by someone who was aiming to attain AFHEA on their own but could supplement the efforts of someone on a taught module for that status. I welcome the activities and the examples which are provided throughout.
This is an excellent text for colleagues new to teaching in HE. It outlines key roles and responsibilities for a teaching fellow. There was quite a heavy emphasis on the GTA status (understandably due to the author's role!) There could be some more variety e.g. examples of colleagues from a professional background entering HE, for example. But that said, I would heartily recommend it for colleagues entering our programme. I will add it to our reading list for 2022/23.
Really helpful introduction, so have added it to our reading list for the first module of our PGCert