Enhancing Teaching Practice in Higher Education

Enhancing Teaching Practice in Higher Education

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March 2016 | SAGE Publications Ltd
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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
Independent Customer Reviews

Everything you wanted to know about ways of improving teaching and learning, but might have been too reluctant to enquire into.   Each chapter addresses a key aspect, is taut and accessible to busy practitioners, and its main points easily understood.  Large literatures are opened invitingly to the reader and are assimilated with ease.  Helen Pokorny and Digby Warren have demonstrated just how helpful good editing can be.  I recommend this book wholeheartedly.  It should become a staple on courses for lecturers in universities and will be valuable right across the English-speaking world

Ron Barnett, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education
Institute of Education, University College London

Enhancing teaching practice in higher education provides a timely collection of chapters covering the key topics new and existing lecturers and learning support staff need to understand to find their way through the rapidly changing HE landscape.  This scholarly volume provides an informative, practical and readable guide to the professionalisation of teaching and learning in higher education.  I highly recommend it.


Professor Mick Healey
Higher Education Consultant and Researcher

This book offers an excellent overview of the areas of activity, knowledge and values that are important for all teachers in higher education. Each of the chapters articulate forms of learning that are interactive, engaging and inclusive of the diversity of learners encountered in higher education today. The authors have blended theoretical underpinnings, highly practical approaches and the use of insightful questions throughout the text, to create a highly thoughtful and useful guide for staff.

Dr Catherine Bovill
University of Edinburgh

 This book is a valuable resource for anyone concerned with academic professional development in the changing landscape of higher education. The chapters provide considered and reflective explorations into what it means to both teach and learn at university, rather than simply offering a ‘how to do it’ approach.  In so doing, the volume challenges HE educators to take a fresh approach to their own professional values.

Mary Lea
The Open University

I am delighted to offer an endorsement  for this volume which I think makes a significant and powerful contribution to the literature in the field. This timely book contains a wealth of practical advice while being soundly research informed and evidence-based. At a time when globally Higher Education Institutions are seeking ways to recognise and reward teaching excellence, this book is invaluable. The range of contributors to this book is impressive and they are clearly guided by a strong  editorial influence, which ensures  its coherence

A key aspect of the text is its focus on care for students' wellbeing as well as their learning, which demonstrates not only the erudition of the contributors but also their humanity. A particularly strong crosscutting theme within the text is recognition of the need to redress disadvantage and foster diversity in higher education context.

For those in the UK and internationally wishing to gain recognition of their teaching through the UK Professional Standards Framework as demonstrated through Higher Education Academy Fellowships, this book will be particularly helpful. Reference is made to all core knowledge, activities and values that underpin not only HEA  Fellowships but also sound university teaching professional practice.

Sally Brown
Emerita Professor, Leeds Beckett University

Helen Pokorny

Helen Pokorny is Principal Lecturer in Learning and Teaching at the University of Westminster.

Digby Warren

Digby Warren is Head of the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at London Metropolitan University.