Enhancing Teaching Practice in Higher Education

Enhancing Teaching Practice in Higher Education

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© 2016 | SAGE Publications Ltd
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Electronic Version26/03/20169781473927346£21.99
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

It is both philosophical and practical. It also offers guidance for early career academics and those who are more experienced...Overall, the book's potential rests in the fact that it does not offer solutions without first engaging the reader in reviewing their practice. Each chapter is a rich resource with direction to useful websites and further reading. I recommend it.

Dr Fiona Smart
Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, Edinburgh Napier University

This insightful book is a welcome addition to the educational practice library. It should be of value to PG Certificates students and individuals preparing for HEA Fellowship. But it is capable of wider use too. I imagine chapters, or sub-sections thereof, forming the focus for debate amongst staff, and with students, to facilitate reflection on practice, enabling its enhancement. Each chapter is a rich resource with direction to useful websites and further reading. I recommend it.

Fiona Smart
Educational Developments

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

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.