A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Enhancing Academic Practice, 4th Edition
Edited by Heather Fry, Steven Ketteridge, Stephanie Marshall
Routledge – 2015 – 416 pages
This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management.
The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention.
Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.
List of illustrations Notes on contributors Acknowledgements Forward by Professor Sir Bob Burgess Part 1 The current world of teaching and learning in higher education 1. A user’s guide 2. UK institutional teaching contexts: polies and practice 3. UK Higher Education: an International context 4. Success as a university teacher Part 2 Learning, Teaching and Supervising in Higher Education 5. Student learning 6. Describing what students should learn 7. Lecturing, working with groups, and providing individual support 8. Assessing assessment: new developments in assessment design, feedback practices and marking in higher education 9. Feedback to and from students: building an ethos of student and staff engagement in teaching and learning 10. Effective online teaching and learning 11. Challenging students: enabling inclusive learning 12. Encouraging independent learning 13. Supervising research degrees 14. Maximising student learning gain: some personal reflections Part 3 Teaching and learning in the disciplines 15. The experimental sciences 16. Mathematics and statistics 17. Engineering 18. Dance, drama and music 19. Social sciences 20. Modern languages 21. Law 22. Business and management 23. Quantitative methods in the social sciences 24. Art, design and media 25. Sport-related subjects 26. Nursing, health and social care 27. Medicine and dentistry Glossary Index
Heather Fry is Director (Education, Participation and Students) at HEFCE, The Higher Education Funding Council for England
Steve Ketteridge is the former Director of the Learning Institute, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Stephanie Marshall is Chief Executive of the Higher Education Academy, UK.