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Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

  1. A Guide to Teaching Effective Seminars

    Conversation, Identity, and Power

    By Susan R. Fiksdal

    A Guide to Teaching Effective Seminars provides college and university faculty with a new approach to thinking about their teaching and helps them develop a deeper understanding of conversation itself. Seminars often inspire collaborative learning and produce rich educational environments, yet even...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Academic Bildung in Net-based Higher Education

    Moving beyond learning

    Edited by Trine Fossland, Helle Mathiasen, Mariann Solberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

    The explosive emergence of net-based learning in higher education brings with it new possibilities and constraints in teaching and learning environments.This edited collection considers how the concept of Academic Bildung - a term suggesting a personal educational process beyond actual educational...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Activity Theory, Authentic Learning and Emerging Technologies

    Towards a transformative higher education pedagogy

    Edited by Vivienne Bozalek, Dick Ng’ambi, Denise Wood, Jan Herrington, Joanne Hardman, Alan Amory

    Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

    Although emerging technologies are becoming popularised for teaching, learning and research, the relationship between their use and transformative effects on higher education remain largely unexplored. This edited collection seeks to fill this gap by providing a nuanced view, locating higher...

    Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Alternative Solutions to Higher Education’s Challenges

    An Appreciative Approach to Reform

    By Laura M. Harrison, Peter C. Mather

    Moving beyond critique, Alternative Solutions to Higher Education’s Challenges uses an appreciative approach to highlight what is working in colleges and universities and offers an examination of how institutions can improve practice. Drawing on examples and cases from real higher education...

    To Be Published August 24th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Applied Measurement with jMetrik

    By J. Patrick Meyer

    jMetrik is a computer program for implementing classical and modern psychometric methods. It is designed to facilitate work in a production environment and to make advanced psychometric procedures accessible to every measurement practitioner. Applied Measurement with jMetrik reviews psychometric...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Chinese Students’ Writing in English

    Implications from a corpus-driven study

    By Maria Leedham

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Chinese students are the largest international student group in UK universities today, yet little is known about their undergraduate writing and the challenges they face. Drawing on the British Academic Written English corpus - a large corpus of proficient undergraduate student writing collected in...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Contemplative Practices in Higher Education

    Cultivating Teaching and Learning Across the Disciplines

    Edited by Daniel P. Barbezat, Arthur Zajonc

    From the social sciences to the humanities, and the hard sciences to business and law, contemplative approaches to higher education have been creatively and effectively developed to stabilize and sharpen concentration and attention, deepen the understanding of course material, engender and foster...

    To Be Published February 1st 2016 by Routledge

  8. Cosmopolitan Learning for a Global Era

    Higher education in an interconnected world

    By Sarah Richardson

    Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

    Ensuring that higher education students are fully prepared for lives as global citizens is a pressing concern in the contemporary world. This book draws on insights from cosmopolitan thought to identify how people from different backgrounds can find common ground. By applying cosmopolitan insights...

    To Be Published October 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. How to be a Brilliant FE Teacher

    A practical guide to being effective and innovative

    By Vicky Duckworth

    How to be a Brilliant FE Teacher is a straightforward, friendly guide to being an effective and innovative teacher in post-compulsory education. Focussing on practical advice drawn from the author’s extensive and successful personal experience of both teaching and training teachers, it offers sound...

    Published August 27th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success

    A Focus on Self-Regulated Learning, 4th Edition

    By Helena Seli, Myron H. Dembo

    This popular text combines theory, research, and applications to teach college students how to become more self-regulated learners. Study skills are treated as a serious academic course of study. Students learn about human motivation and learning as they improve their study skills. The focus is on...

    Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Refocusing the Self in Higher Education

    A Phenomenological Perspective

    By Glen Sherman

    Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

    In higher education literature, theories of learning and development have largely been adapted from psychology to the exclusion of basic insights from philosophy. This volume addresses the gaps in higher education’s theoretical base created by this inattention to philosophy and reflects...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  12. Reframing Community Partnerships in Education

    Uniting the Power of Place and Wisdom of People

    By Miguel A. Guajardo, Francisco Guajardo, Christopher Janson, Matthew Militello

    Reframing Community Partnerships in Education provides both the theoretical framework as well as a practical guide to engage educators in interdisciplinary, inter-organizational, multicultural, and multi-generational work to improve the social fabric of communities. Using case examples of best...

    To Be Published October 13th 2015 by Routledge

  13. Student-generated Digital Media in Science Education

    Learning, explaining and communicating content

    Edited by Garry Hoban, Wendy Nielsen, Alyce Shepherd

    "This timely and innovative book encourages us to ‘flip the classroom’ and empower our students to become content creators. Through creating digital media, they will not only improve their communication skills, but also gain a deeper understanding of core scientific concepts. This book will...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  14. Sustaining Mobile Learning

    Theory, research and practice

    Edited by Wan Ng, Therese M. Cumming

    Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

    Mobile technologies are one of the fastest growing areas of technology in education. For learners, they offer an appealing opportunity to transcend teacher-defined knowledge and approaches by being able to access multiple, alternative sources of information anytime and anywhere. While the pace of...

    To Be Published July 27th 2015 by Routledge

  15. Teaching for Understanding

    What it is and how to do it, 2nd Edition

    By Douglas P Newton

    First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 9th 2011 by Routledge

  16. Technology and Testing

    Improving Educational and Psychological Measurement

    Edited by Fritz Drasgow

    Series: NCME APPLICATIONS OF EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT

    From early answer sheets filled in with number 2 pencils, to tests administered by mainframe computers, to assessments wholly constructed by computers, it is clear that technology is changing the field of educational and psychological measurement. The numerous and rapid advances have immediate...

    To Be Published August 24th 2015 by Routledge

  17. The Europa World of Learning 2015

    65th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    Series: The Europa World of Learning

    Now in its 65th edition, The Europa World of Learning is one of the world's leading reference works. Updated to the highest editorial standards, entries are sourced directly from the organizations to ensure accurate and reliable information. The accreditation status of every university and college...

    Published September 5th 2014 by Routledge

  18. University Access and Success

    Capabilities, diversity and social justice

    By Merridy Wilson-Strydom

    Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

    The challenge of widening access and participation in higher education in a manner that ensures students are successful in their studies is a major issue globally and a significant research-focus within higher education studies and higher education policy. Similarly, the challenge of...

    Published February 5th 2015 by Routledge

  19. Learning and Development in Chinese Higher Education

    College students' experience in China

    By Yuhao Cen

    Series: Education and Society in China

    This book provides an essential source for higher education teachers and student affair professionals in China and around the globe, who seek to deepen their understanding of Chinese undergraduate students they work with so as to promote their learning and development. Drawn from interview data...

    To Be Published December 1st 2015 by Routledge

  20. The Age of STEM

    Educational policy and practice across the world in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

    Edited by Brigid Freeman, Simon Marginson, Russell Tytler

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Across the world STEM (learning and work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) has taken central importance in education and the economy in a way that few other disciplines have. STEM competence has become seen as key to higher productivity, technological adaptation and...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge